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Russian FM speaks out against 'Deal of the Century

Wednesday 13/February/2019 - 09:54 AM
Russia’s Foreign
Russia’s Foreign Minister، Sergei Lavrov
Russia’s Foreign Minister، Sergei Lavrov، on Tuesday spoke out against the United States’ Middle East peace plan as he met Palestinian Arab factions in Moscow، Israel National News.

Lavrov told the Palestinian Arab representatives that the long awaited “Deal of the Century” will "destroy everything" that has been done so far، according to i24NEWS.

"American colleagues propose، rather than come up with new ideas to solve the problem. (They) have been promising for more than two years to propose some ‘Deal of the Century.’ But it's clear that the information available enables us to assess this ‘deal of the Century،’ as one that would destroy everything that has been done so far،" claimed the Russian minister.

Russia has taken a critical stance toward the peace plan from the beginning، emphasizing two states as a requirement of any proposal to the conflict، noted i24NEWS.

Little is known about the Trump administration’s peace plan، which likely will not be made public until after the April 9 elections in Israel.

On Sunday، Fox News reported that the Trump administration had completed its much-anticipated framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the PA.

White House envoy Jason Greenblatt rejected that report، however، writing on Twitter that while “the plan is close to complete، we aren’t there yet and we’ll continue to refine it until release."

A Channel 13 report in January claimed that it would include the establishment of a Palestinian state in about 90 percent of Judea and Samaria، with at least part of eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Edited by Rabea Yehia

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