UN: US supports two-state solution if 'agreed to by parties' — US envoy Haley

Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the US is in support of a two-state solution if it is agreed to by both the Israeli and Palestinian parties, when speaking from a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Friday. «The United States is not predetermining final status issues. We remain committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement. We... Еще support a two state solution if agreed to by the parties», Haley said. Haley affirmed that the US has not taken a stance on ‘boundaries or borders’ and that US President Donald Trump has called for “maintaining the status quo at holy sites.” The UN envoy stated that it is “simple common sense” that foreign embassies be based in Jerusalem, as so far the city is home to Israel’s parliament, president, prime minister and Supreme Court. “In virtually every country in the world, US embassies are located in the host country's capital city — Israel should be no different», Haley said. Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington DC. He also began the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The decision caused an immediate outrage and fury from countries in the Islamic world. The status of the Holy City is a contentious issue in the Middle East peace process. Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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