Kuwait regrets over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-07 15:29:20|Editor: liuxin
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KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait followed with profound regret the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

Such a unilateral move contravenes the UN resolutions on maintaining the political, historical, legal and humanitarian status quo in Jerusalem, an official of the ministry said in a statement.

The U.S. decision runs counter to the international laws and conventions, and puts in peril the future of the Middle East peace process, he warned.

He expressed concern over the adverse repercussions of the U.S. move on security, peace and stability in the region, which is already fraught with peril.

He hoped that the U.S. administration would reconsider its move and focus on the peace efforts based on the international legitimacy, the two-state vision for peace and the Arab peace initiative.

U.S. President Trump announced Wednesday his official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.