The Palestinian president railed at US President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would be an unacceptable peace plan.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry dismissed rumors that a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Iran has been “delayed,” clarifying that the trip will take place as planned but that no date has yet been scheduled for it.
The United States has “disqualified” itself from the Middle East peace process due to its recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital, said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday.
The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Beit-ul-Moqaddas has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Beit-ul-Moqaddas as Israel's capital, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.
The United States should accept responsibility for any further tensions or bloodshed in the region after Washington's recognition of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime, Iranian defense minister said in Tehran on Monday.
New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.
Top Palestinian officials condemned US President Donald Trump's Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital, saying the decision would bolster extremists' calls for holy wars and delegitimize the United States as an arbiter in the peace process.