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Qatar calls on US to reverse Jerusalem move

Qatar calls on US to reverse Jerusalem move
From Al Jazeera - December 14, 2017

Qatar has called on theUnited States to reverse its decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Foreign ministry spokespersonLulwa Al Khatersaid on Wednesday that Qatar denounces US President Donald Trump's move and warns the international community of its consequences.

International forums have already rejected Trump's position, Al Khater said.

On Wednesday, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine and rejected Trump's decision as "null and void" at a summit in Istanbul.

Founded in 1969, the 57-member OIC bills itself as "the collective voice of the Muslim world".

Trump announced on December 6 that the US formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving its embassy to the city, breaking with decades of US policy.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, while Israel says Jerusalem, which is under Israeli occupation, cannot be divided.

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