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Qatar calls Trump’s Jerusalem move ‘death sentence for peace’

DOHA: Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a death sentence for all who seek peace, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera television reported.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called the move “a dangerous escalation”.

Qatar’s foreign ministry said earlier on Twitter that Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had warned of serious implications from the decision in a telephone conversation with Trump.

Lebanese president says Trump decision threatens stability

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Trump’s Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States as a broker of the peace process in the region.

The decision has put back the peace process by decades, and threatens regional stability and perhaps global stability, Aoun said in a statement.




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