Menon slams govt for silence on Middle East peace plan

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He said many nations have turned down Donald Trump’s plan

Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon has criticized the government for remaining silent over the Middle East Peace Plan by US President Donald Trump.

Speaking on a point of order in parliament, Menon said the US has made the “so-called” peace plan to hand over Palestine to Israel, reports UNB.

“The principle of Bangladesh is to support Palestine people’s struggle for their independence. But US President Donald Trump, together with Benyamin Netanyahu, worked out a plan to hand over Palestine to Israel,” Menon said in the Parliament on Thursday.

As per the plan, Menon said Palestine will not have any army and their freedom fighters will be disarmed.

He also said the Palestine government, OIC, the EU and many other nations have turned down Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.

“Bangladesh always stood by Palestine in the past but the government is yet to say anything on this plan,” Menon added.

He asked whether the government is silent in fear of Donald Trump as the US President is visiting India within a few days where he will decide the fate of this region together with Narendra Modi.