Published: 2017-12-06 14:02
Last Updated: 2017-12-06 15:19
The Jordanian Parliament held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments related to US President Donald Trump’s announcement, in which he intends to declare Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and outline his plans for moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
During the meeting, the MPs signed two parliamentary memorandums, calling for freezing the Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty (Wadi Araba Treaty), and for the withdrawal of the Jordanian Ambassador in Tel Aviv.
MP Yahya Al Saud, the Head of the the Palestinian Parliamentary Committee, called for a protest outside the US Embassy in Amman to express Jordanians’ rejection of Trump’s decision and to warn of its potential consequences.
Trump is expected to make his announcement on Wednesday at 6pm GMT.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned of the serious consequences expected to follow Trump’s speech, which will amount to a complete destruction of the peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.
He confirmed that it should be solved by a comprehensive solution that guarantees a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital, and to live in peace beside the Israeli State.