Dec 13, 2017, 11:22 AM
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OIC extraordinary meeting to support Holy Quds starts in Istanbul

Istanbul, Dec 13, IRNA – Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states, including Iran, are attending an extraordinary meeting of the organization underway in this northwestern Turkish city on Wednesday.

The meeting which continues later on the day with the attendance of OIC leaders is to voice the members' support for the Holy Quds and review the ways to deal with the December 6 decision of the US President Donald Trump to declare Holy Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are in Istanbul to partake in the OIC meeting.

Political figures and international organizations including the United Nations (UN) as well as all the European Union (EU) member states have warned the US against transfer of its embassy to Holy Quds.

OIC senior experts have prepared a draft statement which is to be finalized at the end of the ministerial meeting.

After the OIC foreign ministerial meeting, the leaders of the organization will deliver speeches to declare their stances on the US decision.

At the end of the OIC summit meeting, the final statement will be presented to announce the stance of the OIC on the US anti-Quds policy.

Having 57 members, OIC is the second largest inter governmental body after the United Nations (UN).

The organization was founded in 1969 with the purpose of safeguarding the Muslims' interests across the world.

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