In a statement issued on Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Palestine argues the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations requires a country to locate its embassy on the territory of a host state. While Israel controls Jerusalem militarily, its ownership is disputed.
In December, US President Donald Trump ordered the American embassy in Israel relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and the new embassy opened in May.
In its application, Palestine argued that the treaty dictates embassies must be established on the territory of the receiving state and that the "special status of Jerusalem" means that the US violated its international obligations when it moved its embassy.
According to the statement, Palestine asked the court to declare the move illegal as well as order the US to withdraw the embassy from Jerusalem.
The ICJ is the United Nations' venue for resolving disputes between nations. Palestine was recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2012 as a non-member observer state.
On Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States to reverse its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians, saying these had undermined the two-state solution to the conflict.
Happening Now: #LIVE President of #Palestine, H.E. Mahmoud #Abbas addressing the 73rd session of the @UN General Assembly #UNGA73 pic.twitter.com/sJtZwD07wC— State of Palestine (@Palestine_UN) September 27, 2018
“With all of these decisions, this administration has reneged on all previous US commitments, and has undermined the two-state solution,” Abbas said in his address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.
“I renew my call to President Trump to rescind his decisions and decrees regarding Jerusalem, refugees and settlements,” he exclaimed.
On Saturday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said the complaint "comes in line with the policy of the State of Palestine, which aims to preserve the character of the holy city of Jerusalem with its unique spiritual, religious and cultural dimensions".
"We defend our rights and our people without hesitation and reject all forms of political and financial extortion," he was quoted as saying by Palestinian news agency Wafa.
Decisions by the ICJ are binding, but the court has no power to enforce them and countries, including the United States, have in the past ignored its rulings.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||348||351.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 207,700||PKR 2,470|
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