Jordan Condemns Kosovo for Jerusalem Embassy

Jordan has condemned the opening of the Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday. 

“The ministry’s spokesperson, Ambassador Dhaifallah Ali Al-Fayez, affirmed that the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem is a rejected and condemned step, and is a blatant and grave breach of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy,” the ministry said. 

The statement comes after Kosovo recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in a move which the Palestinians denounced.

“Any measures or decisions aimed at changing the status of the city of Jerusalem or its legal status are considered null, illegal and have no legal effect,” the ambassador also said.

Israel and Kosovo have established diplomatic ties in February after the former recognized the latter’s independence from Serbia in 2008.

Jordan has maintained that “achieving a just and comprehensive peace is the only way to solve the two states based on international legitimacy decisions that embody an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the lines of June 4, 1967. And its capital is East Jerusalem.”

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