T S Tirumurti, India’s ambassador to the UN, outlined the nation’s place throughout an open debate on the UN Security Council early on Monday, saying either side ought to present excessive restraint and desist from actions that exacerbate tensions.

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:53 AM IST

India has strongly condemned all acts of violence and provocation within the Gaza battle and known as for speedy de-escalation whereas urging Israel and Palestinian authorities to right away resume dialogue to discover a lasting answer.

T S Tirumurti, India’s ambassador to the UN, outlined the nation’s place throughout an open debate on the UN Security Council early on Monday, saying either side ought to present excessive restraint and desist from actions that exacerbate tensions.

India has discovered itself treading a cautious line because the battle escalated in latest days, given its sturdy relations with each Israel and Arab states in addition to its conventional help for a two-state answer, which was reiterated by Tirumurti.

“The historic status quo at the holy places of Jerusalem, including Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount, must be respected, Tirumurti said. Both sides should “refrain from attempts to unilaterally change the existing status quo, including in east Jerusalem and its neighbourhood,” he stated.

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