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Pak opposes US plan to shift embassy to Jerusalem

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today "unequivocally opposed" the US plan to shift its embassy to and asked it to refrain from any move that alters the legal and historical status as well as character of the "occupied" city.

"The people and the of have noted with grave concern the reported move by the US to shift its Embassy to the occupied city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem), thereby altering the legal and historical status of the city," said a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office here.


Such a step would constitute a clear violation of international and UN Security Council resolutions particularly UNSCR 478 of 1980, it said.

"It would sidestep decades of global consensus on this issue, undermine regional peace and security as well as derail any prospects for a lasting peace in the Middle East," the statement said.

It said the people and the of "are unequivocally opposed to the reported plan of shifting the US Embassy to Al-Quds Al-Sharif."

fully endorses the recently adopted Final Communique of the OIC on this issue, it added.

calls upon the US to refrain from any move that alters the legal and historical status as well as character of Jerusalem, fully comply with all applicable UN Security Council resolutions including UNSCR 478, it said.

While reaffirming full solidarity with the Palestinians, renewed its call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with as its capital.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 20:25 IST
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