French president Macron disapproves Trump's move on Jerusalem

World | 7 Dec 2017 6:45 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron says he disapproves of the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a "unilateral decision”.

He says the status of Jerusalem should be part of an international decision between Israel and the Palestinians. Macron spoke to reporters in Qatar on Thursday, during a one-day visit to the country.

Macron says: "I don’t share in this decision, and I disapprove.” He added that France remains attached to "a solution of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, with Jerusalem as the capital for both of them.”

He also stressed that the "question of Jerusalem is a question of international security. The solution can only be found via negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians under the aegis of the U.N.” -AP

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