Sisi cautions Trump against 'complicating' matters in Middle East: Egyptian presidency

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

In a press statement, the Egyptian presidency said that Sisi and his acting prime minster discussed the decision expected to be taken by the US administration to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

During the call, Sisi stressed the dire need not to proceed with the measures that would undermine the prospects of peace talks and which, consecutively, would complicate the situation in the Middle East.

The meeting tackled the decision expected to be made by the United States administration on the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well as the possible negative consequences of the decision on the efforts to resume peace talks.

Sisi stressed Egypt's unshakable stance towards the legal status of occupied East Jerusalem within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions and worldwide references on that score.

The Palestinians have been seeking to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the global community does not recognise Israel's claim on the entire city, which Israel annexed after the 1967 war.

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