Trump’s AL-Quds move, a historic
mistake: Pak Senate Chairman

Islamabad, Dec 24, IRNA - Chairman of Pakistani Senate Mian Raza Rabbani says that new intifada in Palestine is about to start, describing Trump's decision to shift the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Holy Quds (Jerusalem) as a grave historic mistake.

The Senate Chairman was addressing the first six-nation Speakers' Conference, which was inaugurated by President Mamnoon Hussain today.

The conference ─ themed 'The challenges of terrorism and inter-regional connectivity' ─ is being held in Islamabad, with representatives from Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey in attendance.

In response to a warning from the United States Vice President Mike Pence to Islamabad earlier this week, Mian Raza Rabbani made it clear that Pakistan is not in the habit of 'taking notices' from anyone.

'Pakistan is a sovereign state and is not in the habit of taking notices from anyone including the US,' he said.

Rabbani further said that Trump, in his recently announced South Asia policy, had blamed Pakistan for the failures of the US in Afghanistan. 'We saw the US ignoring the sacrifices made by Pakistan,' he observed.

He went on to state that the US has pursued a policy of 'government change and bringing about destabilisation in Muslim countries' particularly in the Middle East.

Rabbani Described Trump's decision to shift the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as the 'blunder of all blunders.'

He noted that the United Nations General Assembly had given a befitting reply to Washington when over 120 countries rejected the US move.

'What they [US] fail to recognize is that the recognition of Jerusalem (holy Quds) as the Zionist regime's capital will give rise to a new intifada as the people of Palestine move to achieve their historical rights,' he said.

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