Russia, Arab Nations Warn Trump's Settlements Policy Could 'Escalate' Tensions, Lead to 'Dangerous Consequences'

Noa Landau
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Russia's Foreign Ministry released a statement on Tuesday in which it warned that the Trump administration's decision on Monday to relax its policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank will only "escalate" tensions between Israel and the Palestinians. 

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington is softening its position on settlements, the latest in a series of moves by the Trump administration that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood. 

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