US recognition to Jerusalem unacceptable: PM

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:34, Dec 08,2017 | Updated: 01:49, Dec 08,2017

 
 

Left activists burn a portrait of US president Donald Trump during a rally in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday protesting against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. — New Age photo

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that no one would accept the US president Donald Trump’s decision on recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
‘There is a UN resolution on this and no one will accept the announcement disregarding it,’ she said at a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban.
No one would accept such violation of the UN resolution, Hasina said.
Referring to the peace efforts initiated in 2000 by then US president Bill Clinton, she said that it was the United States that initiated efforts to end the conflict and a Noble Peace Prize was awarded for this. ‘Now they are jeopardising it,’ she said.
She urged the Muslim-majority world to unite against the unilateral decision.
Palestinians have the right to have their own state, she added.

Islami Shashantantra Chhatra Andolan takes off a procession from the front of Baitul Mokarram National Mosque in Dhaka on Thursday in protest at US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. — New Age photo

Trump on Wednesday said that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Bangladesh on Thursday expressed deep concern at the recent announcement by the US president on recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to a foreign ministry statement.
Bangladesh stressed on preserving the legal status of Jerusalem within the framework of relevant UN resolutions.
Bangladesh reaffirmed its position in favour of establishing the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Bangladesh urged all parties concerned to take a pragmatic approach to the peace process in west Asia in reaching a two-state solution for peace and stability in the region. 

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