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Arab League slams Moldova´s decision to move embassy

Last update: 13/06/2019
ANKARA, June 13 (Bernama) -- The Arab League on Wednesday denounced Moldova’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement issued by the league.

“The move is a blatant violation of international law and the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy," the league said in a press release.

It added that the decision is an open threat to the Palestinian people.

It urged the Moldovan government to change its behavior, which could have negative impacts on the international legal system as well as relations with Arab countries.

"As an occupied Arab territory, the holy city of Al Quds will remain a criterion for judging relations between Arab countries and other countries of the world," it said.

Israel has been trying to convince nations to transfer their missions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. So far, only the United States and Guatemala have moved their embassies.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the perennial Mideast conflict, with Palestinians hoping East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel since 1967 -- might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.


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