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Arab League praises Paraguay move
September 07, 2018
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ASUNCION: Paraguay said it was moving its embassy in Israel back from occupied Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to order the closure of the Jewish state’s mission in the South American country in retaliation.

Palestinian authorities reacted by deciding to “immediately” open an embassy in Paraguay’s capital Asuncion, Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Al Maliki said, according to the official news agency Wafa.

The Arab League welcomed the decision. Saeed Abu Ali, assistant to the league’s secretary-general for Palestinian affairs told reporters on Thursday, the move serves as a model for other countries in the face of Israeli plans and US pressure. He also said it will also positively reflect on Arab-Paraguayan relations.

Abu Ali hailed Paraguay’s move as being on the “right track” and in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.

Maliki pushed new Paraguay President Mario Abdo to return his country’s embassy in Israel from occupied Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, the Palestinian foreign ministry said.

Agencies

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