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World leaders react to Trump’s plan

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- World leaders reacted to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, criticizing its bias towards the occupation state and others praising it.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors ‘Israel’.

“After the nonsense that we heard today we say a thousand no’s to the Deal of The Century”, he said.

A senior Hamas official said Tuesday that Hamas rejects the “conspiracies” announced by the US and ‘Israel’ and that “all options are open” in responding to the Trump administration’s newly unveiled peace plan, which heavily favors the occupation state.

“We are certain that our Palestinian people will not let these conspiracies pass. So, all options are open. The [Israeli] occupation and the US administration will bear the responsibility for what they did,” senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya said.

On the regional stage, Turkey and Iran issued some of the strongest condemnations, with the first branding the plan “stillborn” and the latter describing it as “doomed to fail”.

Jordan warned against “annexation of Palestinian lands” and the “dangerous consequences of unilateral Israeli measures that aim to impose new realities on the ground”.

Qatar warned that a “longstanding and just peace” is not attainable without concessions to the Palestinians.

Saudi Arabia praised Trump and said it “appreciates” his efforts urged “a careful and thorough examination of the US vision.”

Egypt also hailed Trump’sefforts and said that the plan favours a solution that restores all the “legitimate rights” of the Palestinian people through establishing an “independent and sovereign state on the occupied Palestinian territories”.

Yousef al-Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Washington, said the plan “offers an important starting point for a return to negotiations within a US-led international framework”.

Internationally, senior European Union diplomat Josep Borrell said the bloc would “study and assess” the US proposals, while Germany’s foreign minister said “only a negotiated two-state solution, acceptable to both sides” would work.

UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described Trump’s plan as a “serious proposal, reflecting extensive time and effort.”

On the other hand, Pakistan’s foreign ministery said the country consistently backs “a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue, through dialogue and negotiations, that leads to the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, including the right of self-determination. renew our call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally-agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.”

France also insisted on a “two-state solution” and said it would “carefully study” Trump’s plan.

Most importantly, the United Nations rejected Trump’s plan and reiterated that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be solved based on UN resolutions and international law.

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