16:09 - November 19, 2019
News ID: 3469917
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that a US decision to effectively back Israel’s “right to build settlements” in the occupied West Bank undermined the legal basis for a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday abandoned Washington’s four-decade-old position that such settlements were “inconsistent with international law.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry condemned the change of policy in a statement on Tuesday, warning the move would escalate tensions in the region, Reuters reported.

Moscow’s stance is that such settlements on Palestinian territory are illegal under international law, it said.

Tags: IQNA ، settlements ، US ، Israel ، Russia
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