Palestinian Leader Abbas Recalls Representative in Washington

Palestinian Leader Abbas Recalls Representative in Washington
REUTERS / Mark SchiefelbeinWorld21:21 15.05.2018(updated 21:44 15.05.2018) Get short URL

The Palestinian Authority has recalled its ambassador to Washington in response to the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry stated Tuesday. The envoy is reportedly already on his way back to Palestine.

Following the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas recalled Palestinian Ambassador to Washington Husam Zomlot on Tuesday, the foreign ministry’s statement obtained by Sputnik reads.

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s representative in Washington was already on his way back to Palestine, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Palestinian television.

Trump’s decision on relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem has immediately sparkled resentment of many countries.