Friday, January 20, 2017

EU's Mogherini: 'We will not move our EU delegation in Tel Aviv' worried about consequences in Europe

Via the European Jewish Press:

“We will not move our European Union Delegation that is in Tel Aviv and we hope that there can be a reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,’’ EU foreign policy chief declared Monday at a press conference following a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.  
Asked about a possible move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem under the new Trump administration, she replied: “We still do not have a new US administration – we have an administration in the US, not a new one yet. And I believe that it is very important for us to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large of public opinions in large parts of the world’’, the EU foreign policy chief told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. 
Mogherini said that the EU would continue to respect the international consensus that embassies should not be based in Jerusalem as laid out in U.N. Security Council Resolution 478, dating from 1980.  
“I am worried that large parts, as I say, of not only institutions but public opinion in parts of the world that are quite significant - the Arab world but also Africa, Asia, parts of Europe could have in reaction to a move that for sure would not be in line with, as I said, the international consensus embodied in the UN Security Council Resolutions, especially 478.’’
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