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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital stirs sentiments of Islamic world

Xinhua/ | Updated: 2017-12-07 13:50


Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said that the move is in violation of the international legitimacy resolutions and the UN charter.

The minister said Jordan rejected the decision, which will increase tension and strengthen the occupation. "The decision, which preceded any results of the final status negotiations, fuels outrage and provokes the feelings of the Muslims and Christians across the Arab and Islamic world," he said.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed the move as "illegal" and would further destabilize the Middle East, holding Israel "responsible for all the insecurity and instability" in the region.

During a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, Rouhani called on Islamic states to join hands in opposing the "dangerous" move.


Iraq condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would put the region on the "brink of a new conflict," Iraqi Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

"This step will create an atmosphere of tension and deepen the state of violation that Palestine has suffered for a long time," Jafari added.


Turkey condemned the US decision as "irresponsible," saying it bears the risk of completely destroying the ground for peace.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry also calls upon the US administration to reconsider this faulty decision and avoid harming the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem.

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