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US remains committed to Mideast peace: Nikki Haley at UN

Let Me Again Assure You, The President And This Administration Remain Committed To The Peace Process,' Nikki Haley Said At An Emergency Meeting Of The Security Council That Was Convened Over Trump’s Decision Wednesday.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Dec 2017, 04:23:24 PM
US President Donald Trump (Source: Twitter)

United Nations :

US President Donald Trump is committed to ongoing efforts to reach a Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, the US ambassador to the UN said today amid a backlash over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Let me again assure you, the president and this administration remain committed to the peace process,” Nikki Haley said at an emergency meeting of the Security Council that was convened over Trump’s decision Wednesday.

Haley said that Trump in his reversal of two decades of US foreign policy was simply recognizing reality, since the Israeli government and parliament are located in Jerusalem.

And she recalled that Trump insists his decision has no impact on whatever Israelis and Palestinians ultimately decide on boundaries and borders of the Holy City, the eastern part of which the Palestinians want as capital of a future state.

“I understand the concerns that members have in calling this session,” Haley said. “Change is hard.” 

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First Published : 09 Dec 2017, 11:54:27 AM