Ayatollah Sistani condemns Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 8, 2017

Tarawneh also said that he sent cables to Asian Parliamentary Assembly, Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, the African Parliamentary Union and the Latin American Parliament.

The Iftaa Department strongly condemned the U.S. administration's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and to transfer the United States embassy to Jerusalem, describing Trump's declaration as an "attack on Islam".

"We sent you last July, in our capacity as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a message about Israel's actions in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al-Quds, in an attempt to denounce the violation of the resolutions of the global legality related thereto", part of his statement said.

The department said that the US Administration's decision challenges the global legitimacy and United Nations resolutions, citing the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's resolution which stresses that there is no Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

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Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Khaled Qadoumi described al-Quds as the redline of Muslims around the world and said the new decision taken by the USA president to recognize al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime has ignored warnings from inside the U.S. and unchanging principles of Palestinians.

Council of Churches in Jordan rejected Trump's declaration as a violation of global legitimacy resolutions.

"This decision would have serious threats on peace, security and stability of an already sensitive region", added the communiqué.

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war.

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