Iraq calls for international protection and warns of "a very dangerous occupation step"
Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement that the move "caused a wave of outrage at the Arab, Islamic and international levels."
He described the measure as "aggressive electoral propaganda and a racist settlement policy programmed based on the deprivation of the rights of the Palestinian people, and a very dangerous occupation step towards Palestine; and to fuel the conflict, in the region as a whole is supposed to be countered by an Arab and international reaction against it."
In this context, Iraq stressed the "importance of providing international protection for the Palestinian people and the Palestinian territories from the policy of nibbling by Israel by force, and to make a real, practical and responsible effort at all levels to address the actions of the Zionist entity, which deliberately violates international law, and UN resolutions. Time and again, including Security Council resolutions 242 and 338.
Netanyahu has vowed to impose Israeli sovereignty on the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea if he succeeds in next week's general election.
But the Trump administration recognized the two steps and recognized Israel's sovereignty over them.
The fate of the West Bank is one of the most important aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel has built some 140 settlements there and in East Jerusalem, which lacks legitimacy under international law, although Israel opposes it.