Hasina rejects Jerusalem status


PV Desk : Bangladesh has joined the international community to reject US President Donald Trump’s shift on Jerusalem, saying the move will jeopardise the peace efforts Washington itself had initiated.
Speaking at a media briefing in Dhaka, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is only natural that President Trump’s announcement is not acceptable to the Muslim nations.
“There’s a UN resolution on this and no-one will accept the announcement disregarding it,” she said.
Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region. The Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator.
The European Union, US’s major ally, and the United Nations also voiced alarm at Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and its repercussions for any chances of reviving Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.