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Pak expresses concern at shifting of US Embassy to Jerusalem

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today expressed concerns at the shifting of the US Embassy in from to despite calls by the international community to comply with UN resolutions on a two-state solution.

in statement said that the government and people of stood firmly with the Palestinians.

"has noted with grave concern that despite calls by the international community to comply with and resolutions on the two-state solution, US is moving its Embassy to the Holy City of Jerusalem," it said.

The shifting of embassy "represents a violation of international law and several resolutions, in particular resolutions 476 and 478," it added

Pakistan also 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.

The US today opened its embassy in under a controversial move by Donald Trump, amid a bloodbath right on the border with where Israeli soldiers shot dead at least 52 Palestinians in clashes, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 22:40 IST