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Malaysia renews protest as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

The foreign ministry says this will jeopardise efforts to find a lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today voiced strong opposition to the US’ decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem.

In a statement, the foreign ministry said Malaysia firmly believed the move would further undermine and jeopardise efforts to find a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


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“It would have grave repercussions not only towards the security and stability of the region, but inflame sentiments and hamper any future peace negotiations,” it said.

The ministry added that the opening of other embassies further exacerbated the situation.

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