Karachi (December 7, 2017): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the United States, by means of its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, targeted not only Palestinians, but the entire Muslim world.
Khawaja Asif said in a tweet, “by moving the embassy US will practically alter the status of Jerusalem, an affront to Palestinians and the Muslim world.”
He had said the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be practically burying the two states solution. “It will add another wound to already bleeding body of Muslim Ummah.”
By moving the embassy US will practically alter the status of Jerusalem..An affront to Palestisns and the Muslim world.. practically burying the two states solutions..Will add another wound to already bleeding body of Muslim Ummah
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) December 6, 2017
The foreign minister said that the sanctity of Al-Quds for Muslims is not hidden from anyone. “This is a blatant evidence of opposition to Muslims. A proxy is being propped up in the Middle East, which is extremely condemnable,” the foreign minister said.
Trump also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying his decision marked the start of a “new approach” to solving the thorny conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Asif said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the OIC summit, adding, “We fully back it and the Muslim world will present its detailed stance from the platform, so that we may fight for the aspirations of our Palestinian brothers.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called an OIC summit in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the US move, his spokesman said on Wednesday, hours before Trump’s announcement.