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Egypt condemns US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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condemned the US recognition of as the capital of Israel, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

rejects this move as well as the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump announced that the the country formally recognises as Israel's capital, while ordering to immediately begin the process of relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv to

reiterated that such unilateral decisions violate the international legitimacy, adding such decisions will not change the legal status of as an occupied city.

also referred to many Jerusalem-related resolutions taken by the international legitimacy, including United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967, which demands Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied in 1967, including

There is also the UNSC Resolution 478 of 1980 that rejected Israel's attempted annexation of as well as its declaring the city as Israel's capital, the statement said.

The statement said that is extremely concerned over the possible consequences of this decision on the stability of the region, warning that it will stir the feelings of the Arab and Islamic peoples for the historical, spiritual and cultural status of

The decision will also have negative impacts on the future of the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis, as is one of its major issues, according to the statement.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 06:58 IST
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