US slams Netanyahu's Jordan Valley annex plan - report

Wednesday, 22. January 2020 16:22

United States strongly opposes the annexation of the Jordan Valley on Israel's side, Isreali Reshet 13 reported on Wednesday.

The Senior White House officials claim Washington made its position "clear," adding that Tel Aviv is aware of the US being against any unilateral military moves. The comments follow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement, on Tuesday during a speech at his campaign launch, promising to establish control over the Jordan Valley, but also all settlements in Judea and Samaria if he wins the upcoming national elections on March 2.

In September, the German government criticized Netanyahu after he previously vowed to annex the Jordan Valley, noting it will disturb the efforts for achieving peace in the Middle East.

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