Khaleda slams Trump’s recognition over Jerusalem

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Dhaka, December 10: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday voiced deep concern over US president Donald Trumps decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israels capital.She said the decision of Trump would seriously affect peace and stability in the Middle East, and the two-state solution efforts.

Also a former prime minister, Khaleda in a statement urged the President of the United States to review his decision immediately.

She added: “I am deeply worried like the other peace-loving people of the world over the fresh commotion in the Middle East generated by US President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.”

She thinks the US presidents decision is a slap on the right and desire of Palestinian people to live independently in their own country.

This decision has disheartened not only the Palestinians, but also every peace-loving person of the world. I strongly protest the unilateral decision against the repressed Palestinian people, Khaleda said.

The BNP chairperson called upon all concerned and global leaders to take effective steps for establishing permanent peace in the Middle East by recognising the justified demand of Palestinian people.

On Wednesday last, Donald Trump formally recognised Jerusalem as Israels capital, breaking with decades of US policy and defying overwhelming global opposition.