EU Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan, Annexation

2/4/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of the new U.S. peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, saying the plan broke with “internationally agreed parameters,” and any Israeli annexation of Palestinian land would be subject to challenge.

“To build a just and lasting peace, the unresolved final status issues must be decided through direct negotiations between both parties,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said, noting the issues of the borders of a Palestinian state and the final status of Jerusalem were among those still in dispute.

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