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Pakistan condemns US' move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

has condemned the United States' move to recognise as the capital of

"It is deeply regrettable that pleas from states across the globe not to alter the legal and historical status of Al Quds Al Sharif/ have been ignored, more out of choice than necessity," the Dawn quoted Prime Minister Office, as saying, in a statement on Thursday.

The statement further said US President Donald Trump's decision represented a serious violation of international and applicable United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Expressing its concerns, also called upon the UN Security Council to take cognisance of this situation and take steps in accordance with the UN Charter.

The US has become the first country in the to recognise as the capital of

In line with this announcement, the US is also shifting its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, again becoming the first country to take such a step.

With this step, Trump has fulfilled one of its campaign promises and reversed decades-long US policy on this matter.

is considered a sacred place, which is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites. However, it is also a disputed territory, contested by both and Palestine, which sees it as a capital of its future state.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 17:55 IST
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