Russia says US decision on Jerusalem may worsen IsraeliPalestinian conflict

Thu 07 Dec 2017 at 14:52 International

NNA - The decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks aggravating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday while calling on all sides involved to show restraint.


Russia calls on all the parties concerned to refrain from actions that risk "dangerous and uncontrollable consequences", the ministry said in a statement.


President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.


"I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said from the White House.


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