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Pakistan

Web Desk
December 13, 2017

OIC summit: PM Abbasi urges US to withdraw decision on Jerusalem

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemning the US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital urged Washington to withdraw its decision.

Speaking at the emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) here on Wednesday, Abbasi said that Pakistan and its people stand by Palestine and its people at this moment.

He termed the US’s Jerusalem move as a violation of the international laws.

Condemning the Israeli forces’ brutalities in Palestine, the prime minister said that they had been doing this over the past 70 years. Similarly, Indian forces have occupied the held Kashmir for the last seven decades.

Abbasi urged the international community to recognise Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

On the occasion, the prime minister also put forward three suggestions to address the Jerusalem issue.

He recommended that the  issue be raised in the General Assembly in case  the Security Council fails to show seriousness towards its resolution.

The  prime minister further said that  the OIC  should also put economic pressure to  end occupation by Israeli forces.

The issue may be taken to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Abbasi said   while presenting  the recommendations.