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Egypt - Muslim States Denounce Trump For Recognizing Jerusalem As Capitol

Published on: December 6, 2017 03:14 PM
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Demonstrators gather to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal -Demonstrators gather to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal -

Egypt - Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Below is a list of countries who released statements.

The Palestinian cause will stay alive among Arabs until the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, the Syrian president’s office said on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision.


“The future of Jerusalem is not determined by a state or a president but is determined by its history and by the will and determination in the Palestinian cause,” President Bashar al-Assad’s office said on an official social media feed.


Iran “seriously condemns” the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and its recognition of the city as Israel’s capital, read a statement on Wednesday from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried by state media.

The move violates international resolutions, the statement said.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier that the United States was trying to destabilize the region and start a war to protect Israel’s security.

The U.S. action will “incite Muslims and inflame a new intifada and encourage extremism and violent behavior for which the responsibility will lie with (the United States) and the Zionist regime (Israel),” the foreign ministry statement said.

The statement also called on the international community to pressure the United States not to go through with the embassy move or the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has reiterated that the most important reason for the falling apart of stability and security in the Middle East is the continued occupation and the biased and unequivocal support of the American government for the Zionist regime,” the statement said.

“And the deprivation of the oppressed Palestinian people from their primary rights in forming an independent Palestinian government with the noble Quds as its capital,” it said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States as a broker of the peace process in the region.

The decision has put back the peace process by decades, and threatens regional stability and perhaps global stability, Aoun said in a statement.

Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a death sentence for all who seek peace, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera television reported.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called the move “a dangerous escalation”.

Qatar’s foreign ministry said earlier on Twitter that Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had warned of serious implications from the decision in a telephone conversation with Trump.

Egypt has denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

Egypt was the first Arab nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel — that came in 1979.

A Foreign Ministry statement says Trump’s decision is a violation of international resolutions on the city’s status.

The statement says Egypt is worried about the impact of the U.S. move on the stability of the region and about its “extremely negative” impact on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Jordan rejected on Wednesday the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel saying it was “legally null” because it consolidated Israel’s occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city in the 1967 war.

The announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump violated past U.N. Security Council resolutions that “stipulated the non recognition of the Israeli occupation” of the West Bank and the eastern sector of the city, government spokesperson Mohammad al-Momani told state news agency Petra.

The kingdom also considered “all unilateral moves that sought to create new facts on the ground as null and void”, the government spokesman added.

Morocco summoned the U.S. charge d’affaires to express its deep concern over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, state news agency MAP said on Wednesday.

Morocco’s foreign minister “reiterated the constant support and full solidarity of the Kingdom of Morocco towards the Palestinian people so that they can recover their legitimate rights,” a statement carried by MAP said.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 03:19 PM Moshiach is upon us Says:

Moshiach is upon us. We need Teshuva now from all of klal Yisrael!


 Dec 06, 2017 at 04:24 PM lipa101 Says:

Jerusalem has been the "capital" of Israel since 1947 and even before when the One Above gave ALL of Israel to the Jews. Trump just reminded the world that the United States Congress passed a LAW affirming that Jerusalem is the Capital.


 Dec 06, 2017 at 04:39 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

love this, this is proof that our dear president Trump may he be healthy, strong and not hurt by all these lies of collusion. these Muslims who work in tandem with the likes of Soros and Ellison and Hillary need no excuse for terrorism as their religion of peace is a terrorist religion.


 Dec 06, 2017 at 07:48 PM Butterfly Says:

Jerusalem has been our capital since the days of the Tanach!


 Dec 06, 2017 at 08:19 PM Anonymous Says:

What a great day for Jews and peace loving people everywhere. Too bad the Muslims don’t include themselves in lovers of peace.


 Dec 07, 2017 at 12:09 AM Curiosity Says:

If Iran and Syria are against it, it must be right.


 Dec 07, 2017 at 03:04 AM Speaksoftly Says:

That Syria is even considered to have an opinion after spending years slaughtering its own people only highlights the world's hypocrisy. Give Trump credit for stating the obvious - Jerusalem is and always was the heart of Israel and may it be so forever. Deal with it.


 Dec 07, 2017 at 03:10 AM Speaksoftly Says:

Capitol is a building - capital is the city seat of governance.


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