Ryabkov: changing the status of Jerusalem will not help to resolve the conflict

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov

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NEW DELHI, 6 Dec. /TASS/. Possible recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will not contribute to the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This was stated on Wednesday by Russian journalists in new Delhi, Deputy Minister for foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov.

“We believe that the status of East Jerusalem is one of the key issues of a comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli problem, which Russia in the “Quartet” is seeking for a long time. Therefore, we think that if what was announced at the White house happens, it can have quite far-reaching consequences for the prospects of settlement that the settlement is probably unlikely to help,” said Ryabkov, who is in the Indian capital to participate in Russian-Indian Ministerial consultations.