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December 6, 2017

China says US Jerusalem move could cause ´escalation´ of tensions

China warned on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump´s plan to recognise Jerusalem as...

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Pakistan opposes Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

ISLAMABAD: Opposing US President Donald Trump´s plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel´s capital, Pakistan has expressed its concern over the move.

Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said, “Islamabad opposes the US President Donald Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel´s capital and moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

The Foreign Office Spokesman said this move by United States would definitely undermine the efforts of enduring peace in the Middle East.

“Any such move will be against international law and the resolutions of the UN’s security council,” the spokesman added.

The spokesman called on the US to fully implement UN Security Council’s resolutions and refrain from changing the historic and legal position of Jerusalem.

The spokesman reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to express solidarity with the people of Palestine, adding that Pakistan fully endorses the concluding statement of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the move.

The leaders of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the European Union, France, Germany and Turkey have all also warned Trump against the move.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the issue. 

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