Russia criticizes U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has criticized President Trump’s decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.

In a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri, Lavrov said Israel-Palestine issue should be solved through negotiations and diplomatic channels. He has offered a mediation role for starting direct talks between Israel and Palestine.

Egyptian Foreign Minister has also condemned the decision by President Trump saying the United States of America is violating the UN Security Council’s resolution unilaterally. He warned that this is a highly sensitive issue that could push the region to a dangerous situation.