King Abdullah II of Jordan has told senior adviser to the president of the United States, Jared Kushner, that the only solution to peace in the Middle East is with the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as capital.
“His Majesty stressed the need for a comprehensive and lasting peace based on a two-state solution, leading to an independent Palestinian state on 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital,” a palace statement said and added that there is some concern regarding the secrecy of the United States’s “deal of the century” Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Palestine has rejected any plan stating it is likely biased against them, citing the U.S.’s unpopular recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, moving its embassy from the city to Tel Aviv, closing Palestinian diplomatic offices in Washington and ending aid to United Nations agencies that fund education and health programs for Palestinian refugees.
Kushner is currently leading the U.S. delegation in the region where he is gearing up to present the first part of a U.S. President Donald Trump-sanctioned peace solution.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard released a statement Wednesday saying the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “withdrawal of Zionists from the occupied lands and return of Palestinian refugees to hold free elections.”