UN Safety Council to satisfy Friday on Jerusalem

The UN Security Council
The UN Safety Council will meet on Friday in emergency session to debate the choice by US President Donald Trump to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel s capital, the council s management introduced Wednesday.

The talks — requested by eight nations — will start at 10:00 am (1500 GMT), however there are different gadgets on the agenda, so the Jerusalem situation could not come up till the late morning, mentioned Japan, which holds the council s rotating presidency.

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Bolivia, Britain, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay requested the talks. They’ve additionally requested UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres to open the assembly with remarks.

After Trump s announcement, Guterres mentioned Jerusalem s closing standing may solely be resolved by means of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Guterres added that he had “constantly spoken out towards any unilateral measures.”

“There isn’t any different to the two-state resolution.”

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Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz known as Trump s transfer “a reckless and a harmful resolution which works towards worldwide legislation, the resolutions of the Safety Council.”

“It s a menace not simply to the peace course of, but in addition it s a menace to worldwide peace and safety,” mentioned the envoy.

UN Safety Council Decision 2334, adopted in December 2016, “underlines that it’ll not acknowledge any modifications to the four June 1967 strains, together with with regard to Jerusalem, aside from these agreed by the events by means of negotiations.”

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On the time, former US president Barack Obama s authorities abstained from voting on the measure, permitting its adoption.