Lebanon warned against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Al-Quds as Israeli capital, stressing that the move threatens regional security.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun described as dangerous Trump’s decision, calling for a united stance in order to restore the Arab identity of the holy city.
The decision “threatens the credibility of the United States as a broker of peace in the Middle East,” President Aoun said in remarks carried by the National News agency.
“The move puts back the peace process by decades,” Aoun said, warning against “reactions that threatens stability in region and perhaps in the entire world.”
For its part, Lebanese foreign ministry condemned the US President’s decision, stressing that it contradicts the international law principals as well as UN resolutions which consider that Eastern Al-Quds a part from the Palestinian territories.
“Such recognition represents an aggression against Arab and Palestinian rights, as it stirs up the feelings of both Muslim and Christian people in the region.”