Russia has expressed serious doubts over the viability of the US-devised Mideast plan, known as the so-called “Deal of the Century,” on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it contravenes several UN Security Councilâs resolutions on the issue.
Russian President Vladimir Putinâs spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: âItâs plain enough that some of this planâs provisions do not fully correspond to the relevant resolutions by the UN Security Council.â
Peskov questioned the planâs feasibility as it drew a strong negative reaction from the Arab world, saying, âWe see the reaction from the Palestinians, we see the reaction of a wide range of Arab states, which have sided with the Palestinians in rejecting the plan. This, obviously, makes one think about its feasibility.â
His comments, made in an interview with the Rossiya-1 channel on Sunday, appear to be the Kremlinâs first official response to the contentious US proposal, PNN reports.
US President Donald Trump unveiled his self-proclaimed âDeal of the Centuryâ during an event at the White House, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, in Washington, on Tuesday.
All Palestinian groups have unanimously rejected the American presidentâs highly-provocative initiative that largely meets Israelâs demands in the decades-old conflict while creating a Palestinian state with limited control over its own security and borders.
It enshrines Jerusalem al-Quds as âIsraelâs undivided capitalâ and allows the regime to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley. The plan also denies the right of return of Palestinian refugees into their homeland, among other controversial terms.