Sadiq Khan on US Jerusalem transfer: ?Trump doesn?t understand war politics?
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed severe considerations over US’s choice to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital and stated that US President Donald Trump doesn’t understand war politics.
“I’m very involved…Trump doesn’t understand war politics, the offence he’s inflicting,” he stated whereas talking in Geo Information programme Capital Speak.
Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed metropolis of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – a historic choice that overturns many years of US coverage and dangers triggering a contemporary spasm of violence within the Center East.
“I’ve decided that it’s time to formally recognise Jerusalem because the capital of Israel,” Trump stated from the White Home. “It is the best factor to do.”
Sadiq described Trump’s speech as “harmful” and stated the entire world must unite to “inform Trump that he’s fallacious” and foyer to get the US to alter it stance.
“Jerusalem needs to be a part of the peace negotiations…the entire world believes that. France, UK, and others have additionally condemned the transfer,” he stated.
The London mayor, nonetheless, emphasised the should be peaceable and never resort to violence whereas protesting the transfer.
On being questioned whether or not he would welcome Trump within the UK, Sadiq stated that the US president shouldn’t have a state go to and that “we shouldn’t roll out a crimson carpet for him”.
“I’ve been fairly clear [about this]; he shouldn’t have a state go to. Individuals of London should not his followers. I’ve heard he’s visiting London in February, however not on a state go to, so let’s see,” he stated.
The London mayor additionally suggested Trump to alter his views on Islam and Muslims.
“Individuals say US, UK are finest associates,” he stated, including that finest associates additionally name out one another when one is fallacious. “So I’m telling US that sure, you’re nonetheless my finest good friend, however you want to change [your stance on Jerusalem].”
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