Published On: Sat, Dec 9th, 2017

North Korea slams 'DOTARD' Trump's Jerusalem decision & says it shows 'TRUE COLOURS of US'

In a rare show of unity with other international leaders, Kim has joined the likes of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain’s Theresa May in vowing not to follow the US’s decision on Jerusalem, which has sparked a series of conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank.

Citing a spokesperson of the North’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Korea’s state-run media outlet KCNA reported that Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem – which it referred to as Kuds, based on its Arabic name – as the new Israeli capital deserves an international outcry.

KCNA reported: “The decision by US President Trump to recognise Kuds as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy there well deserves a global condemnation and rejection as it is an open defiance of and an insult to the international legitimacy and to a unanimous will of the international society.”

North Korea said Trump’s decision shows “the true colours of the US” and isn’t surprising given the President’s policy history since coming to power.

The hermit state sees Trump’s tough stance on North Korea as evidence of his disdain for other countries.

The statement continues: “This decision of the US is not so surprising as it came from a dotard who had cried out for ‘total destruction’ of a sovereign state at a sacred UN forum. 

“The US should bear full responsibility for all the consequences of tension and instability that will be entailed in the Middle East region owing to its reckless and highhanded act.”

North Korea said the Jerusalem issue should be solved “fairly by means of regaining the national rights of the Palestinian people.”

“We, out of our external ideas of independence, peace and friendship, condemn strongly the US action this time and express our firm support and solidarity with the Palestinians and other Arabian people in their just cause to regain their legitimate rights.”

On Saturday two Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes as thousands of Palestinians turned out for a third day of demonstrations against Trump’s announcement.

The President’s decision unravelled years of work to establish peace in the Middle East and sparked warnings from Hamas about possible uprisings against Israel.

Spontaneous protests broke out in the hours after Trump’s speech and despite the deployment of thousands of Israeli troops there are few signs that tensions will subside quickly.

The Islamist group said Trump had “opened the gates of hell” with his “flagrant aggression” while nations across the world strongly condemned the move.

Today it was revealed the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet US Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month following the US policy change on Jerusalem.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the Palestinians will be looking for a new peace talks broker instead of the United States and would seek a UN Security Council resolution over Trump’s decision.

Maliki told reports: ”We will seek a new mediator from our Arab brothers and the international community.”

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