- Top EU Diplomat: Trump Mideast Plan Unlikely to Succeed
The European Union’s foreign policy chief says he does not think that US President Donald Trump’s initiative for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict stands the chance to succeed.
Josep Borrell made the remarks after meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman on Sunday, the EU reported on its website. The European top diplomat was on a short tour of the region, expected to take him to Tehran next.
“The experience over the past 50 years has shown that without agreement among all sides, no peace plan has the chance to succeed,” he said amid uniform Palestinian rejection of the scheme. Trump had announced the scheme, which he has controversially named as the “deal of the century”, years ago but withheld its details.
He unveiled the scheme’s outlines on Tuesday, saying it features recognition of the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” — although Palestinians want the city’s eastern part as the capital of their future state.