Hours after US President Donald Trump dramatically announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, India on Thursday reacted with a firm resolve.In response to queries regarding India’s position on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel by the US, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affair said, “India’s position on Palestine is independent and consistent. It is shaped by our views and interests, and not determined by any third country.”Even as the world leaders reacted to President Trump’s decision, the eight countries have called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council.Also readDonald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in reversal of US policyBolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay want a meeting by the end of the week, the Swedish mission to the 15-member body said.Japan, which currently holds the council’s rotating presidency, had not set a time for the meeting by Wednesday afternoon.Also readWorld leaders call emergency meeting after Donald Trump’s decision on JerusalemJerusalem’s status can only be resolved through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said following Trump’s announcement.Guterres added that he had “consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures.””There is no alternative to the two-state solution.” Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz called Trump’s move “a reckless and a dangerous decision which goes against international law, the resolutions of the Security Council.””It’s a threat not just to the peace process, but also it’s a threat to international peace and security,” said the envoy.
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India reacts to Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move, says ‘our views not determined by any third country’