Published: 2019-11-19 10:54
Last Updated: 2019-11-19 12:27
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi warned on Monday, November 18, 2019, against the danger of the change in the US position on Israeli settlements and its repercussions on all efforts to achieve peace.
Safadi tweeted, "Settlements in occupied Palestine are a blatant violation of International law & UNSCRs. They are an illegal action that’ll kill the two-state solution. Jordan’s position in condemning them is unwavering. We warn against dangerous consequences of US change of position on settlements on MEPP."
Settlements in occupied #Palestine are a blatant violation of Int’l law & UNSCRs. They are an illegal action that’ll kill 2-state solution. Jordan’s position in condemning them is unwavering. We warn against dangerous consequences of US change of position on settlements on MEPP— Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi) November 18, 2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had earlier said that the United States no longer considers the Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be inconsistent with international law.
Pompeo said that the White House team is working on an agreement between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinians to solve the Palestinian cause.
Following Pompeo's statements, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement, through which Safadi affirmed Jordan's position in condemning the Israeli settlements and rejecting them as they violate international law.
"Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine are in violation of international law and international legitimacy, the latest of which is Security Council resolution 2334," Safadi said.
Safadi urged an immediate international action to safeguard what is left of the prospects for peace on the basis of the two-state solution.