Russia and Egypt are calling for support for the Palestinian settlement

Blinken: We oppose any measure that makes the two-state solution difficult

Lavrov and Shukri during a press conference in Moscow.


US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said yesterday, during his visit to the West Bank, that "the United States opposes any action by any party that would make achieving the two-state solution more difficult, such as settlement expansion, demolitions and evictions," while Russia and Egypt called on the international community. To support the Palestinian settlement.

Blinken, who arrived with his accompanying delegation at the Palestinian presidential headquarters in Ramallah and met President Mahmoud Abbas, on the last leg of his Middle East tour that included Egypt and Israel, renewed his call to defuse the escalating violence, and Washington's support for the two-state solution to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. .

"I appreciate President Abbas's determination to act responsibly during a challenging time," Blinken said.

He added, “We see a receding horizon of hope for the Palestinians.

This must change.”

He indicated his opposition to the policies of demolition and expulsion, and harming the historical status of the holy areas.

He announced that "the United States will provide an additional 50 million dollars to the United Nations agency concerned with the Palestinians."

He also indicated that "an agreement has been reached to provide fourth-generation telecommunications services to the Palestinians."

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, stressed yesterday the need to intensify international efforts and for the international community to assume its responsibilities towards the Palestinian settlement.

Lavrov said, in a press conference he held with Shoukry in Moscow, yesterday: “We agreed to return to a comprehensive settlement on the basis of international law with regard to the Palestinian issue, and to renew the work of the international Quartet.

We believe it is necessary to revive the Quartet.

He added that they agreed on the territorial integrity of Syria, and that Russia always proceeds from the need to strengthen the work of the League of Arab States, pointing out that they agreed to take steps for the joint economic committee, and to implement projects related to the nuclear plant in Dabaa, and other projects.

Lavrov expressed concern about the attacks on Iran, and "we believe that this is a big mistake on the part of the West. The members of the nuclear deal have taken a goal to undermine the deal," indicating that they want to bring the United States back to consciousness, and to take clear and serious attempts to revive this deal. However, the West began to take irrational steps.

Lavrov indicated that an agreement was reached yesterday on Iran's participation in settling relations between Turkey and Syria, stressing his country's support for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's interest in settling and normalizing the situation in general between the two neighbors, Turkey and Syria.

"We are witnessing the supply of offensive weapons to Ukraine, and the increase in attempts to threaten the security of our state," Lavrov said.

He continued, "We, without a doubt, are monitoring this process. Rather, the Russian armed forces are preventing the achievement of the West's goals in Ukraine."

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