One of the key topics at the Waldai Club Middle East conference was the discussion of the “Deal of the Century” – Donald Trump’s initiative to resolve the longstanding Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to Sputnik. Iran strongly criticizes the US president’s plan and proposes its alternative – holding a public referendum without the participation of so-called Jewish immigrants.
Speaking in an interview with Andriy Baklanov, Vice President of the Russian Diplomats Association, an assistant to the Vice President of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation noted: “If the basic needs are not met, both the US and Iranian plans could be doomed to failure.” He explained, “No country except the people of this region (Israelis and Palestinians) should determine the status of this place.” At the same time, Baklanov noted that despite Trump’s one-sided approach, he had some good ideas for resolving the crisis, But for some reason they don’t want to talk about these things, everybody’s exactly on unacceptable Rey’s US President focused. ”
According to the diplomat, something of the Trump plan can still be done, but only if there is a full-fledged dialogue between the Palestinians and the Israelis and then with the participation of the international negotiating group.
Irina Zuyaglskaya, head of the Ron Middle East Studies Center, noted: “Trump and Ayatollah Khamenei’s initiatives do not have a democratic approach to the problem:” Unfortunately, the plan to create a united and democratic country is not discussed at all. It has to become a bi-national state, which means their defeat, as a state created within the Zionist movement for the Jews. The Trump program is a unilateral decision in favor of Israel, which is unacceptable. “
We recall that the basis of Washington’s proposed plan to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which has been ongoing for more than 70 years, is based on the recognition of both Israel and Palestine. The Palestinian Territory, comprised of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, is proposed to be continuously linked through high-speed transit routes that, according to Donald Trump, will double the territory of the Arab state. The United States also intends to legitimize Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, thus recognizing the lands Israel has occupied since 1967. Tehran has reacted strongly to the “deal of the century” with the US, offering its own option of holding a general referendum and establishing a united democratic government.