Pakistan expresses concern on relocation of US embassy to Al-Quds

Islamabad, Dec 8, IRNA - Pakistan Foreign ministry spokesperson says the people and government of Pakistan have noted with grave concern the move by the United States to shift its embassy to the occupied City of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, thereby trying to altering the legal and historical status of the city.

“Such a step constitutes a clear violation of the international law and UN Security Council Resolutions,” said Muhammad Faisal during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday.

He said that it would also sidestep decades of global consensus on this issue, undermine regional peace and security, as well as derail any prospects for a lasting peace in the Middle East.

“Pakistan renews 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,” it said.


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