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Russia urges US to explain Trump's decision concerning embassy's relocation to Jerusalem

December 07, 2017, 21:31 UTC+3

The status of Jerusalem is one of the key issues of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis

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VIENNA, December 7./TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has requested the US to explain its decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of Ministerial Council meeting.

"We have asked them to explain the meaning of the decisions on eventually moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," Lavrov said.

"We have asked to explain what consequences of this move the Americans see for the efforts taken under the UN aegis and by the Quartet of international mediators," he said.

The Russian diplomat added that the US plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem may put an end to the idea of a two-state solution. 

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