Pakistan today expressed concerns at the shifting of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite calls by the international community to comply with UN resolutions on a two-state solution.
"Pakistan has noted with grave concern that despite calls by the international community to comply with UN General Assembly and Security Council 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 UN Security Council 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 Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
The US today opened its embassy in Jerusalem under a controversial move by President Donald Trump, amid a bloodbath right on the border with Gaza where Israeli soldiers shot dead at least 52 Palestinians in clashes, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014.
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