Jordan condemns Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital | Jordan News | Ammon News


Jordan condemns Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital


[12/15/2018 2:50:38 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Saturday denounced Australia's decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"Jerusalem is a final status issue whose fate is determined through direct negotiations in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions", it said in a statement, adding that the Australian decision constitutes a violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions.

"The Australian decision is a clear bias for Israel and its policies that perpetuate the occupation, fuel tensions and conflict and preclude the achievement of comprehensive peace, whereby the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital is the only way to bring about such peace", it affirmed.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said earlier in the day that his country recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but added it will not move its embassy from Tel Aviv before a political settlement to the conflict is reached.

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