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Jordan rejects Trump's move on Jerusalem, says legally null: Gov't spokesman

Reuters , Wednesday 6 Dec 2017
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Jordan's King Abdullah. (Photo: Reuters)
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Jordan rejected on Wednesday the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel saying it was "legally null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city in the 1967 war.

The announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump violated past U.N. Security Council resolutions that "stipulated the non recognition of the Israeli occupation" of the West Bank and the eastern sector of the city, government spokesperson Mohammad al-Momani told state news agency Petra.

The kingdom also considered "all unilateral moves that sought to create new facts on the ground as null and void", the government spokesman added. 

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