December 8, 2017 / 11:22 AM / 2 years ago

Russia's Lavrov: U.S. decision on Jerusalem contradicts common sense

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses a news conference during a meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Vienna, Austria, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States runs counter to common sense.

“This announcement runs counter to common sense,” Lavrov told a news conference in Vienna, referring to an announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that Washington was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Dmitry Solovyov and Christian Lowe

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