Pakistan terms US embassy shift to Jerusalem violation of int’l law, UNSC resolutions


ISLAMABAD Dec 07 (TNS): Pakistan has strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied Al Quds Al Sharif as the so-called capital of Israel.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office said that Pakistan also unequivocally opposes shifting of the US embassy to Al-Quds Al Sharif.

The statement said that decision represents a serious violation of international law and applicable UN Security Council resolutions.

It further said that Pakistan shares the international outrage and is deeply concerned over the implications of this decision for international peace and security, especially in the Middle East.

Pakistan has also welcomed the announcement by Turkey to convene an Extraordinary Islamic Summit next week to discuss this serious issue.

Pakistan called upon the UN Security Council to take cognizance of this situation and take steps in accordance with the UN Charter.

It also urged the United Sates to revisit its decision as soon as possible in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond.