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Take strong note of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Mirwaiz to OIC

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Srinagar: APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday called upon the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) to take strong note of US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that the people of Kashmir strongly denounce the US President’s move to announce Al Quds Al Sharief (Jerusalem) as the so-called capital of Israel.

“We urge the UN to take action in accordance with UN charter. OIC should take strong note and act unitedly against this anti Muslim move,” he tweeted.

Trump on Wednesday formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the face of international criticism while asserting that he was “not taking a position of any final status” of the ancient city that is claimed by both Israel and Palestine.

Trump invoked a 1995 law passed by US Congress calling for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, to justify fulfilling his campaign promise.

However, the United Nations General Secretary,  Antonio Guterres, said that he was “against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians.”

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