AMMAN, Jordan, Jordan rejected U.S. President, Donald Trump’s decision, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, said in a statement that, the move is in violation of the international legitimacy resolutions and the UN charter.

He stressed, the situation of Jerusalem is to be decided via negotiations and all unilateral Israeli measures should be considered as void.

The minister said Jordan rejected the decision, which will increase tension and strengthen the occupation.

“The decision, which preceded any results of the final status negotiations, fuels outrage and provokes the feelings of the Muslims and Christians across the Arab and Islamic world,” said Momani.

He added that, Jerusalem was among the final status issues that need to be addressed, as part of a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which ensures the creation of an independent Palestinian state, at the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital. “All Israeli measures seeking to alter the status quo are invalid and void, as stipulated by UN resolutions,” said the minister.

Jordan will continue to exert all possible efforts, in cooperation with the international community, to reach a solution and realise the aspirations of the Palestinian people in achieving their legitimate rights.

Jordan will continue its diplomatic efforts at all regional and international arenas, to push for efforts to end the Israeli occupation.

Source: National News Agency