Oman voices 'deep regret' over Trump's Jerusalem recognition
December 7, 2017 | 6:38 PM
by Times News Service
A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Western Wall (C) in Jerusalem's Old City December 6, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman has responded to United States President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issuing this statement:

"The Sultanate expresses deep regret at the decision issued by U.S. President Donald Trump about Jerusalem, and stresses that such a decision is worthless and that these issues should be left to the Palestinian and Israeli parties to negotiate as part of final status negotiations.

"The Sultanate calls on the international community to abide by the provisions of international law and not to take any decisions or measures that contradict the resolutions of international legitimacy, in particular the Security Council Resolution 242, which affirms that the territories occupied by Israel after June 5, 1967 are occupied territories."

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