Pakistan expresses 'grave concern' over U.S. plan to shift embassy to Jerusalem

Trump's Stance on Jerusalem Violates Agreements, Pakistan Denounces

Trump's Stance on Jerusalem Violates Agreements, Pakistan Denounces

"Pakistan joins the global community in expressing its strong opposition and condemnation at the decision of the US Administration to recognise the occupied city of Al Quds Al Sharif (Jerusalem) as the so-called capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its Embassy there", the Foreign Office said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rued United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

PM Office said the people and government of Pakistan are unequivocally opposed to the reported plan of shifting the US Embassy, adding that, "Pakistan fully endorses the recently adopted final communique of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on this issue".

Bourita called on the permanent members of the Security Council to uphold their full responsibility in preserving the legal status of Al Quds and averting anything that may instigate conflicts or undermine stability in the region.

Earlier on Wednesday, after Trump's announcement, the United States became the first country in the world to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Morocco "has been and will always be a defender of the rights of the Palestinian people in their struggle to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as the capital", the prime minister said.

The worldwide community does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the entire city, home to sites holy to Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

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