PUTRAJAYA — February 10, 2020: Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad today said that his call for United States president Donald Trump to resign is to save America and not aimed at the American people.
Mahathir had on Saturday suggested that Trump must resign over his Middle East peace plan which is deemed to be unfavourable to Palestinians.
The prime minister said he will also talk to China to support the cause of the Palestinians as he feels non-Muslim countries must also be concerned over the oppression of Palestinians.
On January 28, Trump announced his plan that would include US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Israeli sovereignty over certain territories.
In a statement, the US Embassy in Malaysia expressed disappointment over Mahathir’s remark, describing it as not being in the constructive spirit vis-a-vis the long-standing foundation between both countries.