MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. The Kremlin continues to analyze the Israeli-Palestinian settlement plan, presented by US President Donald Trump, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
"We continue to analyze this information and study the plan prepared by the White House administration," Peskov said. "A meeting [between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu will take place tomorrow, so we will have more of what is called first-hand information."
The spokesman noted that "at this moment we can only state that the plan was fully supported by Israel, it received support from a number of other nations, but was met with strict denial from the directly involved party of this so-called deal — the Palestinians."
"We continue to analyze the situation. As you know, Russia remains a responsible member of the Middle Eastern five. If needed, Russia is ready to continue putting all efforts, doing everything it can to reach a viable peace in the Middle East," Peskov concluded.
The Deal of the Century
During his joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced the key points of the so-called Deal of the Century — a plan of peaceful Israeli-Palestinian settlement, based on mutual recognition of both states.
The US propose to connect the Gaza Strip and the West Bank with a transport artery, and acknowledge East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. At the same time, Trump called the entire Jerusalem an "inseparable capital" of Israel, and announced the US intention to acknowledge Israeli settlements in Palestine an Israeli territory.
The US President conditioned the peace process on Palestine’s agreement to stop supporting the Gaza Strip’s Hamas movement and military fighting methods. Washington offers $50 billion of investments as a settlement support.
Netanyahu backed Trump’s plan and announced his readiness to immediately engage in peace talks with the Palestinians. The Hamas movement said that the deal is "not worth the ink." The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Hamas representatives decisively rejected the US President’s plan.