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Venezuela, Cuba Lead Regional Leftists Against Trump Jerusalem Declaration

Venezuela, Cuba Lead Regional Leftists Against Trump Jerusalem Declaration

The leftist governments of Latin America — including Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, and Bolivia — have all issued statements condemning American President Donald Trump for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Cuba’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Wednesday, following Trump’s declaration, expressing “its most profound concern and rejection over the unilateral declaration on the part of the President of the United States regarding the city of Jerusalem.” The declaration, it insisted, “threatens the legitimate interests of the people of Palestine and the Arabic and Islamic nations” and “will provoke grave consequences for the stability and security of the Middle East.”

Venezuela followed suit with a long statement from Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza “firmly condemning” the decision.

Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry, under the presidency of leftist Lenin Moreno, issued a statement declaring the decision was “against international rights.”

Trump asserted on Wednesday that the United States would recognize the capital of its close ally Israel.

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