Ramallah, MINA – China’s new special envoy on Middle East affairs, ambassador Zhai Jun, confirmed today his country’s rejection of all Israeli measures aimed at annexing the Jordan Valley and Judaizing the old town of Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.
The Chinese envoy added during a press interview at the headquarters of the Chinese embassy in Ramallah, that Israel should stop all measures that would escalate violence in the Palestinian territories, including settlement expansion and its measures in Jerusalem.
Regarding US unilateral decisions, Jun said that the United States of America has been recently adopting a bullying approach in international relations, through assaulting international justice and acting unilaterally, which has caused successive blows to the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
He stressed that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statements on the legitimacy of settlements in the West Bank violate all international laws, WAFA reported.
He said that officials in the United States of America have recently made many irresponsible statements regarding issues in the Middle East, which he stressed do not serve peace and security in the region, foremost among which was Pompeo’s statement regarding settlements.
He stressed that the unilateral, selfish, and arrogant American stances are straining the situation in the Middle East, especially the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem and the abandonment of commitments it pledged towards the peace process.
The Chinese envoy stressed that the American side should assume its responsibility and play a constructive and positive role, instead of the negative role it is playing at the present time regarding the Palestinian issue.
He called on the Israeli side to refrain from its actions that escalate the situation and have a detrimental impact on the peace process in the Middle East.
He affirmed the Chinese government’s firm position regarding the Palestinian issue, including the internationally endorsed two-state solution, stressing that he will do his best to move the peace process forward and enhance communication with all parties concerned.(T/R04/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)