Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas commented on the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
According to AFP, Abbas confirmed the position of Palestine, according to which the country refuses to mediate the US in negotiations with Israel because of this step of the American leader.
“The United States can no longer mediate in peace negotiations after the declaration of Trump (about Jerusalem),” the agency quotes Abbas.
Previously, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin preparations for the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In this regard, the Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal said that the Palestinian side refuses to mediate the US in negotiations with Israel.
On December 5, it was reported that Trump had informed Abbas of the intention to move the embassy to Jerusalem.