Hamas Official Warns against Relocation of US Embassy to Al-Quds

Sergio Conner
December 8, 2017

The statement by Zarif came immediately after Donald Trump declared that the United States recognizes al-Quds the as capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there.

"Unfortunately, the U.S. is siding with the Zionist regime more than before", he said, adding that Washington continues to send unwelcome messages to the Palestinian people by such decisions.

On Friday, a USA official said that Trump was likely to officially recognise Jerusalem as the new capital for the Jewish state.

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At least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank. The Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Trump's announcement for Friday.

The remarks came after Trump officially declared the disputed city of al-Quds Israel's capital, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.

Velayati vehemently censured Washington's move, deeming it "another stain of shame on USA policies" in advocating "violence, repression, undermining the oppressed people's rights, and destabilizing the region" aimed at preserving the interests of the Israeli regime.

While the region requires stability and security, such illegal moves of the U.S. and Israel could push "the Palestinian state and the whole region" toward instability, Rouhani added. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. A spokesman for the Turkish government told reporters in Ankara on Wednesday that the meeting will give an opportunity to Muslim leaders to act together and coordinate their response to Trump's expected recognition of Quds as Israel's capital.

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