Published: 2018-12-15 16:57
Last Updated: 2022-01-16 22:10
Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced Australia's decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Saturday December 15, 2018.
The Ministry said in a statement that Jerusalem is a final status issue whose fate is determined through direct negotiations in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, adding that the Australian decision constitutes a violation of international law and international legitimacy resolutions.
The Ministry added that 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.
Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said in an earlier statement today that his government recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but added that the embassy will move from Tel Aviv after a political settlement to the conflict is achieved.