Jordan praises U.N. resolution rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Amman, Jordan Thursday welcomed a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution criticizing the U.S. government’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and move the American embassy to the holy city.

UNGA adopted, by a decisive vote of 128 to 9 with 35 abstentions, a motion to declare U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.” Speaking as chair of the Arab Group at the U.N, Yemen’s U.N. ambassador Khaled Alyemany, said the U.S. decision “is considered a dangerous violation and breach of international law.” He also reiterated the Arab Group’s rejection of the U.S. decision and emphasized the right of the Palestinian people to sovereignty over the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, said the vote embodies the will of world legitimacy to assert the illegality of any measures aimed at changing the status quo of Jerusalem.

East Jerusalem, he said, is considered occupied territory under the international law, and realizing comprehensive and just peace will be achieved only by establishing a Palestinian state along the 4th June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Moreover, Momani urged the international community to find a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, in order to achieve security and stability.

Source: Jordan News Agency