World Bulletin / News Desk
Russia expressed "serious concern" Thursday over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying the move threatened security in the region.
"In light of this we call on all involved parties to show restraint and forgo any action that would be fraught with dangerous and uncontrollable consequences," the foreign ministry said.
Moscow reiterated its long-held view that a solution to the dispute over Jerusalem's status should be negotiated through "direct Palestinian-Israeli talks".
Trump's defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the city, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.
Moscow said earlier that it considered East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state, and the west of the city the capital of Israel.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967, and later annexed East Jerusalem in a move that has never been recognised by the international community.
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Border patrol also harasses and uses violence against volunteers, who provide aid, reports say
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Lee, a naturalized US citizen also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested late Monday after he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York.
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Reason for crash not yet known, defense minister says
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Al-Aqsa officials are warned not to carry out any renovation work at flashpoint holy site, local official says
Rescue team has not ruled out possibility of locating more bodies
Israeli officials say Gaza economy was “like from zero to below zero”
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