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Saudi Arabia regrets 'Trump's irresponsible decision' on Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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  1. HAIDER

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    Saudi Arabia on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling the move “unjustified and irresponsible”.

    Trump ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the disputed city on Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

    He also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

    “The kingdom expresses great regret over the US president's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said a Saudi royal court statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

    The decision goes against the “historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people”, the royal court said, calling on Trump to reconsider his decision.

    Read: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem reflects the influence of powerful allies in his inner circle

    “The kingdom has already warned of the serious consequences of such an unjustified and irresponsible move,” the statement said.

    “The US move represents a significant decline in efforts to push a peace process and is a violation of the historically neutral American position on Jerusalem.”

    Saudi King Salman on Tuesday had warned Trump that moving the US embassy for Israel to Jerusalem was a “dangerous step” that could rile Muslims worldwide.

    Trump's announcement appears to have cast a pall over relations between Saudi Arabia and the US, which have warmed in the months after his election, with the president choosing the Gulf kingdom for his first overseas visit in May.

    While the two countries have long been allies, Riyadh viewed Trump's predecessor Barack Obama as overly friendly with its arch-nemesis Iran.

    Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official diplomatic relations.

    Global reactions
    Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from global leaders, with the significant exception of Israel.

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas responded by saying the US could no longer play the role of peace broker after Trump’s decision.

    “These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts,” Abbas had said in a speech following Trump's announcement.

    Explore: 5 things you should know about Jerusalem

    Pakistan also joined the international community in expressing its strong opposition. “It is deeply regrettable that pleas from states across the globe not to alter the legal and historical status of Al Quds Al Sharif have been ignored, more out of choice than necessity,” read a statement issued by the Prime Minister Office on Wednesday.

    The United Arab Emirates denounced the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Al Arabiya reported on Thursday, citing a foreign ministry statement.

    “The ministry expressed deep concern over the repercussions of this decision on the region's stability as it inflames the emotions of the Arab and Muslim people due to the status of Jerusalem in the conscience of Arabs and Muslims,” said the statement.

    The Afghan government, in a statement from Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah's office, expressed its deep concern about the status of Jerusalem, saying the decision was "hurtful to the emotions of all Muslims in the world" and would endanger the peace process in the Middle East.

    Qatar's emir also warned US President Donald Trump that his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital would have “serious repercussions”, according to a statement from Doha's foreign ministry on Thursday.

    Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani “warned of the serious repercussions of this step, which would further complicate the situation in the Middle East and negatively affect the security and stability in the region,” read a statement from the ministry, quoting the emir in a phone call with Trump.

    Jordan condemned Trump’s move as amounting to a violation of international law and the UN charter while Turkey slammed Trump’s Jerusalem announcement as irresponsible and illegal.

    Iraq's government also decried the Trump administration's move as "unjust", with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warning of "dangerous consequences" for regional stability and the world.

    He said the US should "retreat from that decision in order to stop a dangerous escalation that leads to extremism and creates an atmosphere which helps terrorism."

    Eight countries — including Britain, France and Italy — pressed for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in response to the move, which was set for Friday.

    Prime Minister Theresa May said the British government disagreed with Trump’s decision, saying it was “unhelpful” for peace efforts.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, hailed Trump’s recognition as “historic” and a “courageous and just decision”.

    Netanyahu had also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem’s highly sensitive holy sites in the city, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1375129/s...ible-decision-on-jerusalem-as-israeli-capital
     
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    toooooooo Late
     
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    Not late. KSA was one of the first countries to condemn this decision. You need to do your own research here.

    KSA's representative at the UN already voiced strong criticism at the UN a few days ago.

    Look at the date of the article below.

    Saudi Arabia reaffirms solidarity with Palestinians
    RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR. | Published — Friday 1 December 2017
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    Manal Hassan Radwan, political coordinator of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the UN, delivers her address.

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its “firm support and full solidarity” with the Palestinian people at the UN on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
    The address at the UN was delivered by Manal Hassan Radwan, political coordinator of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the UN.
    She called for “the establishment of an independent and sovereign state (on) all of the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967.”
    Radwan said: “We strongly condemn all... Israeli campaigns on occupied Palestinian territory, and hold Israel alone as the occupying power responsible for its shameful acts of killing innocent Palestinians.”
    She highlighted the “destruction of Palestinian land, the destruction of thousands of houses, buildings and infrastructure, all the human and material damage inflicted on the Palestinian people for more than 70 years.”
    She said the half-century of occupation and decade of the Gaza blockade will not be forgotten for generations.
    “Israel’s aggressive behavior continues to undermine all calls and demands of the international community to stop serious violations, and its commitment to international resolutions and respect for the law,” Radwan added.
    “Saudi Arabia calls for the Palestinian cause and its legal, political and humanitarian rights... to be at the forefront of the international community’s concerns, with a view to the immediate implementation of all UN resolutions in this regard.”
    She called for immediate international protection for the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
    “Saudi Arabia affirms the Islamic, Arab and Palestinian identity of occupied Jerusalem, and East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967,” Radwan said.
    “Its annexation by Israel... is illegal , unrecognized and condemned by the international community.
    “We condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and worshippers by Israeli occupation forces and settlers.
    “We call for an end to these repeated violations and (for) Israel... to respect the rights of freedom of worship and preserve the inviolability of worshippers and holy sites.”
    Radwan said: “The Palestinian people have suffered a long period of unjust occupation and... racist policies of oppression, and we commend them for their steadfastness and struggle to defend their land and their sons and sanctities.”
    The continuation of Israel’s “illegal settlement practices, the seizure of Palestinian land and expulsion of its indigenous population... is strong proof of its policy of ethnic cleansing,” she added.
    “This undermines the two-state solution, and affirms that it (Israel) is not concerned with peaceful solutions, but rather that it seeks to... continue the occupation and deprive the Palestinian people of their rights,” she said.
    Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir denied the existence of any ties between the Kingdom and Israel when he attended a meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
    The Arab Peace Initiative (API) remains the path to normalizing relations between Israel and the 22 Arab states, Al-Jubeir added.
    Radwan also said: “My country holds Israel... fully responsible for the consequences of the heinous crimes of extremist settlers against the Palestinian people, and calls for the inclusion of settler leaders and extremist settlement groups on the terrorism list.”
    She said the API — presented by Saudi Arabia, and adopted by the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) — represented a historic milestone in the quest for a just and comprehensive peace for the Palestinians and all the peoples of the region.

    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1201896/saudi-arabia

    Radwan in action before;





    A brave and a very articulate women.

    Nothing "came" late. KSA probably knew that Trump would take this decision as one of the first regional countries. Or had a strong suspicion of this. The same day Trump made a strange statement of KSA needing to stop a non-existent blockade on Yemen



    (a very strange comment considering the actual ground realities)

    and earlier today KSA had a meeting with the Russian vice foreign minister in KSA and other Russian diplomats where the head of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service took part in. Strange times.
     
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    The "historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people" is an Arab-supported U.N. invention. As it contradicts Article 80 of the U.N. Charter it has no standing in international law and is just another propaganda mechanism to build up Jew-hatred. It really should be abandoned.
     
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    Where do the new Israeli Saudi relations stand? I am sure KSA is upset and they are condemning it on every forum possible but it appears now getting trump to dance in Riyadh and making deals with him only had benifits going in one direction.
     
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    How is it Jew hatred?

    That's some bull crap right there.

    Being pro Palestinian doesn't make you an anti Jew or anti semite.
     
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    Saudi Arabia regrets 'Trump's irresponsible decision' on Jerusalem as Israeli capital while they are doing threesome with USA and Israel and their role is to be filled with extra liquid in three some ...
     
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    only crokodile tears.. what do they regret..? they helping for it like many other countries.. slowly removing israels enemies and accepting israel the lost cousin.. and then they do as it was not predictable..

    and helping US with such billions and billions that no country had ever dealt with and investing all the state money again in US.. what do they think where is all that money going to?
     
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    Yes, it is:

    "In 1975, by its resolution 3376 the UN General Assembly established the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), and requested it to recommend a programme of implementation to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights to self-determination without external interference, national independence and sovereignty; and to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced...."​

    The "rights" listed - especially to independence and sovereignty - are a direct contradiction of the Palestine Mandate which granted political rights in the Palestine Mandate to Jews, but only the continuation of existing civil and property rights to the Arabs. So the CEIRPP goal violates Article 80 of the U.N. Charter and thus is not legally enforceable.

    Nor are the rights of Arabs within the Palestine Mandate inalienable, as the Jews also had civil and property rights on the Ottoman standards, like the right to live in peace and punishing large-scale disruptions of peace by a violent populace through dispossession, expulsion, etc.
     
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    I have no idea what this means
     
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    it means some zion and wanabe zions trying to invent new meaning of "is".

    On the topic, saudis putting some worthless statement in the media and cooperating with zionist is nothing but crocodile tear. That makes saudi rulers and their cheerleaders not only traitors but also liars. It also question saudi rulers claim as "custodians of holy places". Bottom line, no one can fool Allah the almighty.
     
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    I suppose you're pointing out that the mullah and bigot brigades have brainwashed most of the populace in Bangladesh to believe that a truth is something brayed, propagated, and enforced with violence, rather than something that really is, so that a truth-in-fact rather than, "It's true because I said so and I'll beat you up if you say otherwise" is something new to you.
     
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    Labeling people "mullah" with a zion-western derogatory vocabulary and intent is biggest claim of being BIGOT. You as zionist wanna be is just that. Real Muslims in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world at least one thing straight - that is faith and submission to Allah the almighty. But I doubt you can claim same for yourself. Now, you can slave away defining zionist propaganda, there is no takers here.
     
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    It was not my intention to use "mullah" as a derogatory term. What replacement do you suggest?

    Curious. Are you submitting to Allah by opposing the return of Jews to Israel or are you opposing Allah by doing so? How do you know the difference?
     
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    So you mean to say khazars and atheists (zionist) are the jews of Yisraelite that are "returning" to Israel?