U.N. chief denounces Israeli leader Netanyahu's land annexation plan
Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General António Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex parts of the West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be illegal and gut prospects for regional peace.
"Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law," he said in a statement. "They would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations and regional peace, while severely undermining the viability of the two-State solution." (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chris Reese)
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