(February 2, 2020 / JNS) The peace plan presented last week by U.S. President Trump at the White House contravenes several U.N. resolutions and its viability is doubtful, Russian news agencies quoted a Kremlin spokesman as saying on Sunday.
“There is a whole number of respective resolutions of the U.N. Security Council,” said Dmitry Peskov, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. “It’s obvious that certain points of this plan are not in full compliance with the U.N. Security Council resolutions.”
The reaction of the Palestinians and a number of Arab states to the plan raised doubts about its viability, added Peskov.
“We see the Palestinians’ reaction; we see the reaction of the whole number of Arab states, which show solidarity with the Palestinians in opposing this plan,” said Peskov. “This certainly raises doubts over its viability.”
While some media outlets have reported “muted” responses and even loud objections to the U.S. plan from Arab and Muslim countries, with a few exceptions most of the Arab states seem to tacitly support the proposal. The Palestinian Authority has rejected the deal out of hand, with P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refusing to answer phone calls from Washington ahead of its unveiling.
Abbas informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that in the view of the P.A., the Trump peace plan voids the Clinton-era Oslo Accords, freeing the Palestinians from all obligations under the Oslo agreements.
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