Some countries have backed the US plan, but others have strongly criticized the deal of the century, according to Sputnik.
Formulating the plan was one of the promises of US President Donald Trump and his government has been working on it for many years.
The economic part of the plan was announced at a conference in Bahrain in July 2019 and on the eve of Trump’s announcement, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who traveled to Washington, announced the details of the “deal of the century” political sector.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the “deal of the century” is unacceptable and constitutes a violation of international law.
In his speech in Ramallah, Abbas stressed that Trump’s plan “will not work”.
The Palestinian leader said: “We are firmly rejecting the deal that we have been talking about before and our position has not changed.”
He added that “Jerusalem will not be sold” which meant he would not, under any circumstances, demand that Jerusalem be converted into the capital of a Palestinian state.
At the same time, Abbas warned that he was ready to negotiate only with the mediation of the Quartet of the Middle East – Russia, the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and not just the United States with Israel.
After the announcement of the US plan, the Palestinian radical jihadist group said that the Palestinian authorities should withdraw recognition of the Israeli government.
For his part, Khalil al-Haya, a member of the Hamas political bureau that controls the Gaza Strip, said Trump’s remarks “will not frighten us.”
“The unity of our people is the first step towards ending the” deal of the century, “Al-Haya said.
He called on the Palestinians to unite and express their anger at the United States’ plan to resolve the Middle East issue.
A.Iran, Turkey, Qatar criticize “deal of the century”
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the “deal of the century” over the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, proposed by the United States, is “a nightmare for the region and the world”.
Zarif wrote in his tweet: The so-called “deal of the century” is just an imaginary plan presented by a bankrupt. But this is a nightmare for the region and for the whole world, and I hope it is a worrying signal for all Muslims who have gone astray. “
The Qatar Foreign Ministry issued a statement criticizing Trump’s plan, insisting that “peace can only be achieved by realizing the rights of the Palestinian people and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with the capital of East Jerusalem.”
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, for its part, said the US proposal to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had no chance of success.
The US Senate also expressed concern over Trump’s unveiling.
In a letter to the US President, 12 senators said, “Unilateral confirmation of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, all Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley and other territories of strategic importance to Israel by the United States will certainly be required by the Palestinians.” Rejected and will pave the way for partial or complete or West Bank accession to Israel. “
Senators insist: “Such a breakthrough would ignore international law, provoke strong opposition from our allies and undermine existing US policy on unilateral accession to the Crimea … and also put our allies such as Jordan in bad shape. Will give. “
After Trump announced the details of the plan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “a great plan for Israel and the world”.
“I agreed to have peace talks with the Palestinians under the plan,” Netanyahu said in a recent White House address.
According to Netanyahu, the US leader acknowledges that Israel must rule the Jordan Valley and other territories that Israel considers strategically important, and that Israel must also protect territories that allow “Israel to protect itself.” Slow rule. “
Netanyahu added that implementing the plan would help Israel improve its relations with the Arab world.
London, on the other hand, believes the plan could be an important step forward in the process of resolving the Middle East issue.
Saudi Arabia also praised Washington’s proposals. In the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s statement, the parties to the conflict are invited to direct talks under Washington’s supervision.
Despite the promises Trump made during the election, it took a long time to formulate a plan known as the Deal of the Century. In July 2019, the United States released only the economic part of its plan at the Bahrain conference, which was formulated by Jude Kouchner, Trump’s adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the US special envoy for the Middle East peace process. The economic part of the deal is the $ 50 billion investment in the Palestinian economy.
The US government’s plan to reach a deal in the Middle East foresees the coexistence of the Israeli and Palestinian states, and considers maintaining Jerusalem as Israel’s indivisible capital and maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and free access for representatives of all religions there. .
The disarmament of the Palestinian group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and the creation of a Palestinian state, is also purely civilian.
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