The Palestinian envoy to the United States is reportedly returning to Washington, DC, in the backdrop of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
Husam Zomlot (pictured below) said Monday that he had made the decision after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who said Sunday that he would not accept Trump’s decision for the holy city, which Palestinians consider as their capital.
He also said that Abbas had instructed him to return to Washington “immediately.”
Zomlot’s talk with Abbas was necessary to “set the decisions needed by the Palestinian leadership … regarding our relations with the US,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki was cited as saying by the state-funded BBC.
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