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Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Will Threaten Peace in Middle East: Presidency

(Last Updated On: December 7, 2017)

Afghan government has expressed its deep concerns regarding the recent decision of U.S. President Donald Trump over recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it will threaten peace in Middle East.

The Presidential Palace in a statement on Thursday said that any unilateral move without the involvement of the Palestine will not yield any positive result.

The Chief Executive Office, meanwhile, said that the government of Afghanistan has never been agreed with Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem.

“We made clear our position that Afghanistan has never been agreed and can never be [agree]; Jerusalem as the first capital of Muslims has links to peace in world,” said Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Following the matter, some Afghan politicians and Jihadi leaders also strongly reacted to the Trump’s controversial decision.

“Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is irreparable mistake,” said Jihadi leader Abdul Rasool Sayyaf, who also chairs the Council for Protection and Stability in Afghanistan.  

“On behalf of the Afghan people I call on Trump to review his decision,” said the Speaker of Afghan Parliament, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar.

Hezb-e-Islami, however, said that Trump’s decision is “unacceptable” and it will create challenges worldwide.

This comes as world leaders have also expressed their concerns over the U.S. President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

 “There is no alternative to the two-state solution: two states living side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recognition – with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Palestine,” the Secretary General of United Nations, António Guterres said.

“EU will increase its work with parties & partners to negotiate the status of Jerusalem as capital of two states,” said Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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