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Speaker of Kuwaiti Parliament throws 'Deal of the Century' in the bin

Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim [File photo]
Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim [File photo]

Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim threw, on Saturday, a copy of the US’ so-called “deal of the century” in the bin, stressing that it “was born dead” and “should be thrown in the dustbin of history”.

This came during Al-Ghanim’s speech before the emergency conference of the Arab Parliamentary Union, held in the Jordanian capital Amman, amid great applause from the participating Arab delegations.

While throwing a copy of the Deal of the Century, the Speaker for the Kuwaiti Parliament said: “In the name of the Arab and Islamic peoples and the honest people of the world, I say that these documents of the so-called Deal of the Century should be thrown in the dustbin of history.”

Al-Ghanim stressed that “the Deal of the Century was born already dead, and a thousand administrations and a thousand propaganda and advertisement institutions will be useless in promoting it.”

He continued: “Whoever wants to promote a peaceful settlement must work to create healthy, equal and fair conditions for negotiation in pursuit of a true peace that ends with a Palestinian state with full rights all over Palestinian territories, with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Al-Ghanim considered that “the timing of the Deal of the Century is immature, and it denotes strange naivety and a ridiculous rashness.”

He pointed out that the American deal is “rejected by the cause’s main party itself (Palestinians) from the far right to the far left, as it is rejected by the Arab leaders, governments, elites and peoples, and is Islamically refused from Rabat to Jakarta.”

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“The Europeans are not enthusiastic, and realise that the deal is unrealistic, unacceptable, unimplementable, and the irony this time is that so many American and Israeli voices expressed their rejection of this project (…) No one supports this mutant formula of a funny hypothetical settlement,” added Al-Ghanim.

He considered that “every voice trying to portray our meetings as a forum for exchanging resonant speeches is a suspicious voice.”

Al-Ghanim stressed that “Palestine and Jerusalem will return sooner or later.”

In the closing statement of the Arab Parliamentary Union conference, the presidents and representatives of Arab parliaments unanimously rejected the alleged Deal of the Century.

The statement stressed the rejection of any unfair settlement of the Palestinian cause, and that the desired peace equation will only be by the principle of a two-state solution, and also stressed on the need to achieve Palestinian reconciliation as the first step to confront all conspiracies.

The clauses of the closing statement also insisted that “any undermining of Jerusalem and its recognition as a unified capital of the occupying state is a dangerous escalation that threatens the security of the region.”

The Parliamentary Conference was launched on Wednesday morning, with the participation of heads and representatives of 20 parliaments, under the slogan “Supporting and Backing the Palestinian Brothers in their Just Cause, the Cause of Arabs and Muslims.”

Among the most prominent attendees were Syrian Parliament Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh, Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, Palestinian Parliament Speaker Salim Zanoun, Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Halbousi, Qatari Parliament Speaker Ahmad Al Mahmoud, Omani Parliament Speaker Khalid Al-Maawali, and other speakers and representatives of Arab parliaments.

On January 28, Trump announced the alleged Deal of the Century, in a plan that included the establishment of a Palestinian state in the form of an “archipelago” connected by bridges and tunnels, and its capital “in parts of East Jerusalem,” while making occupied Jerusalem the alleged capital of “Israel.”

The Arab Parliamentary Union is an Arab parliamentary organisation consisting of divisions representing parliaments and councils of all Arab countries. It was established in June 1974, and it is based in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

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