• Arab League vows to seek international recognition of al-Quds as Palestine capital

The Arab League has vowed to seek international recognition of al-Quds as the capital of Palestine.

According to Press TV, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement following a meeting attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates in the Jordanian capital Amman on Saturday.

"There is a political decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognize a Palestinian state... with Quds as its capital," said Safadi.

On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as Zionist entity’s capital and relocate the US embassy in occupied lands from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, a highly contentious move that triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.

“We will confront the decision by seeking a UN resolution, an international one, to recognize a Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital,” Safadi added. 

He went on to stress that based on international law, al-Quds is an occupied territory.

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit added that an expanded meeting of the organization's foreign ministers over the issue would be held by the end of the month.  



Jan 07, 2018 06:03 UTC