Donald Trump’s “unilateral and provocative” decision destabilise region

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Vastavam web:  US President Donald Trump’s “unilateral and provocative” decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will further embolden Tel Aviv’s illegal policies, aggravate the tensions and destabilise the region, the Palestinian Authority warned today.In an identical letter to the president of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, Permanent Observer Mission of Palestinian Authority called on the world body to act urgently to “avert the further destabilization of this extremely volatile situation”, which poses a threat to international peace and security.
“These developments totally contradict the ongoing efforts to create the conditions necessary for any meaningful negotiations for a peaceful solution,” the letter said.Any party undertaking such actions undermines its own role in the pursuit of peace, and those concerned with the promotion of peace cannot reasonably condone such actions, the letter warned.Claiming that Trump’s decision is “in contravention of Security Council resolutions and the longstanding international consensus in this regard”, the Palestinian Authority said the international community must reaffirm its clear, legal position on the status of Jerusalem, affirm its rejection of all violations of that status by whomever and whenever, and demand that this decision be rescinded.
“In light of the extremely regrettable decision announced by the American President, we call on the Security Council to address this critical matter without delay and