Ankara, Turkey – The Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to the scandalous visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. The ministry said, “Behind Pompeo’s visit to the West Bank is the legitimization of Israel’s illegal actions in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
In a written statement from the Ministry, within the scope of Pompeo’s visit to Israel, an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, the United Nations (UN) Security Council of which the United States is a permanent member, 2334 (2016) It was emphasized that Israel’s visit, contrary to the UN resolutions, which records the violation of international law of settlement activities in the Palestinian territories, is an “extremely grave step”.
“Behind this visit lies the goal of giving legitimacy to Israel’s illegal actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Such irresponsible unilateral steps will not prejudice the established international parameters, UN resolutions and the rights and freedoms of the Palestinian people for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” statements were included.
In the statement underlined that such calculated actions are doomed to be fruitless, the expression “We will continue to protect the legitimate rights of our Palestinian brothers arising from international law and to defend the just cause of Palestine” was used.
Democratic candidate Joe Biden won the U.S. presidential election on November 3. But US President Donald Trump has not yet acknowledged the election results. But all the data on the vote count revealed that Biden was the winner of the race.
Mike Pompeo’s tenure as Secretary of State in the Trump administration will end with Joe Biden entering the White House. Mike Pompe also recently came to Turkey and met with the Greek Patriarch Bartholomeos of Fener in Istanbul.
Pompeo, who had no official contact in Turkey, had moved from Istanbul to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.