Russia and the European Union (EU) has shared the opinion that Israel’s annexation of the Palestinian territories on the West Bank may trigger a new wave of violence in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
He made the remarks after he talked over the phone with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
“The situation has worsened in the recent period, and we reiterated our common position, our common view with the European Union that the implementation of the plans of annexation of Palestinian territories on the West Bank will jeopardize prospects for the two-state solution of the Palestinian-Israeli problem and may trigger another dangerous outburst of violence in the region,” he added.
Last month, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit received a letter from Borrell, who conveyed the European Union’s rejection against Israel’s intents to annex more occupied Palestinian territories.
The EU official said “the bloc hasn’t recognized the Israeli sovereignty on the occupied West Bank,” describing the annexation plan as a dangerous violation of the international law.