They have ‘no rights’ to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s 'capital': Malaysian PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has denounced Australia’s controversial move in recognizing al-Quds as the so-called capital of the Israeli regime, saying that "they have no rights” to do so.
According to Press TV, the Malaysian leader made the comments on the sidelines of an event in the Thai capital of Bangkok on Sunday, a day after Canberra announced that it had formally recognized the city as Zionist regime’s “capital” and would move its Tel Aviv embassy once a peace settlement was reached.
“Al-Quds should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel,” Mahathir said, adding, “Al-Quds has always been under Palestine, so why are they taking the initiative to divide al-Quds not belonging to them, but to divide the Arabs and the Jews? They have no rights.”
Australia’s provocative move followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy to the city from Tel Aviv on May 14, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies.
The relocation also triggered demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.