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Jordan warns of 'dangerous consequences' of U.S. shift on West Bank settlements

FILE PHOTO: Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi speaks during a news conference in Amman, Jordan, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, warned that a U.S. change of position on Monday on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank would have “dangerous consequences” on the prospects of reviving the Middle East peace process.

Safadi said in a tweet that Jewish settlements in the territory were illegal and killed prospects of a two-state solution in which a Palestinian state would exist side-by-side with Israel, which Arab countries say is the only way to resolve the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Leslie Adler

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