Dec 12, 2017, 1:17 PM
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Iranian MPs call on Muslim world to cut ties with Zionist regime

Tehran, Dec 12, IRNA – Scores of Iranian lawmakers strongly called on all Muslim countries to cut their diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime of Israel and decrease their economic exchange with the US to the least in the wake of the controversial decision by US president.

US President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that the American embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Quds, and Washington recognizes the holy city as the capital of the Zionist regime.

Palestinians say East Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in the 1967 war, is the capital of a Palestinian state.

235 members of parliament also called on the parliaments of the Muslim countries to lead their respective states to the ways compatible with demands of the Islamic Ummah.

'Unfortunately, the business-oriented President of the United States has declared Quds as the capital of the fake regime of Zionism,' reads the statement.

'Ironically, the very act of the US president is clear enough to prove lack of identity and falsehood of the Zionist regime, as the regime needs a so-called superpower to resort to force, irrespective of other dimensions of the issue, to declare the Muslim territories as its capital.'

Trump's decision prompted strong criticism by the international community, including the US allies in Europe. World leaders have denounced it as a move in violation of UN resolutions and international laws.


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