TEHRAN – Iran and Turkey Wednesday denounced any decision by the United States on relocating its diplomatic missions to Al Quds, also known as Jerusalem, and described the holy city as an ‘inseparable’ part of Palestine.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that “today, one of the priorities of the Muslim world is the cause of Palestine and confronting the illegal acts of Israel”.
“We call on all the Muslim and peace-loving countries to resist such illegal acts,” Rouhani was quoted by IRNA news agency as saying.
Referring to any decision on recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an illegal state in Palestine, the president said that all the countries should react in a deterrent way to any such move by Washington.
Rouhani also said he would take part in the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is suggested by his Turkish counterpart.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s Erdogan said any decision by the US President Donald Trump to change the current status of Al Quds (Jerusalem) would be the result of internal conflicts within the Muslim world. The decision would constitute a violation of human rights and all resolutions of the United Nations on Al Quds, according to Erdogan.
The Turkish president said Ankara as the periodic president of OIC urges the Organization to meet in the coming days.
However, despite the warnings from all over the world, Trump officially recognised the holy city as Israel’s capital, ordering the state department to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
His move has set off alarms throughout the world, particularly in Muslim countries.