LONDON (Dispatches) – Ambassadors from “all Arab countries” have reportedly written a letter to UK Prime Minister Liz Truss urging her not to go ahead with an “ill-judged” plan to move the British embassy in Tel Aviv to Al-Quds.
The Arab ambassadors said that the plan could jeopardize talks on a free trade deal between the UK and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council due to be completed this year, the Guardian said in a report.
The report said although it was expected that a number of Arab countries would object to the move, the letter has the endorsement of “all the Arab countries,” including those that support the normalization deals between the Zionist regime and four Arab countries.
Signatories of the letter include the UAE and Bahrain, the first two Arab countries that normalized their relations with the regime in 2020.
Truss has announced in a letter to Conservative Friends of Israel that she would open a review of the location of the UK embassy. She also told Zionist prime minister Yair Lapid in New York last week that her office would be engaging in a review of the British embassy’s current location.
According to the Guardian, a former British diplomat described Truss as a “pound-shop Trump”, making a reference to a 2018 U.S. decision under Donald Trump to move the U.S. embassy to Al-Quds.
“She seems to think she should ape Donald Trump,” he said. “The difference is that the U.S. is big enough to get its way in the Middle East. The UK is not. If the UK shifted its embassy it would have a domino effect amongst some countries in the European Union, such as Hungary, but probably not, and will damage British interest in the Arab world.”
Husam Zomlot, Palestinian ambassador in London, said any embassy move would be a blatant violation of international law and the UK’s historic responsibilities.
The Zionist regime lays claim to the entire Al-Quds, but the international community views the city’s eastern sector as occupied territory and Palestinians consider it the capital of their future state.