Arab Parliament urges Nauru, Honduras to reconsider decisions on Jerusalem

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-02 20:19:16|Editor: ZX
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CAIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Arab Parliament (AP) on Monday urged Nauru and Honduras to reconsider their decisions on "recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

AP Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami expressed "full rejection for Honduras' decision to open a trade office with diplomatic status in Jerusalem and Nauru's recognition of the occupied city as the capital of Israel" in a statement.

"Such irresponsible decisions and measures blatantly violate international law and are categorically rejected by the Arab peoples," the speaker stressed.

The statement confirmed that any decision meant to change the status quo of occupied East Jerusalem is "legally ineffective and considered null and invalid."

He called on the two countries to abide by the United Nations resolutions concerning the historical and legal status of East Jerusalem.

On Thursday, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said it would file a complaint at the UN against Honduras, after the Central American state "recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital."

U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem "as capital of the Jewish state" in December 2017, which encouraged other countries to take similar moves.