Islamic nations search response to Trump's transfer on Jerusalem

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Addressing the summit organised in the wake of the decision, the prime minister said, "On behalf of the people and the government of Pakistan, I wish to reiterate our strong condemnation of this decision", and added that the worldwide community had the opportunity to uphold the principles of justice and the rule of law [by resisting this callous decision].

He said Pakistan called upon the UNSC to play its role as envisaged under the UN Charter as its credibility would be questioned if it did not live up to its primary role in maintaining global peace and security.

The decision has sparked protests in Palestinian territories, with four Palestinians killed so far in ensuing clashes and air strikes and hundreds wounded.

In a bid to resist the decision, he presented three recommendations on the issue of Jerusalem.

He asked the participants that if UN Security Council is unable to act, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should call for UN General Assembly emergency session. Secondly, he said, OIC decisions for economic actions to change the behaviour of the occupying forces should be followed up and thirdly, ICJ's (International Court of Justice) opinion on the current move by United States should also be sought.

The communique also denounced Israel's actions and policies against the people of Palestine as "colonial" and "racist".

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"Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state", Abbas asserted.

Renouncing Trump's move as " legally null and void", the OIC members said the decision was tantamount to "an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people, a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts, an impetus to extremism and terrorism, and a threat to worldwide peace and security". The EU, France, the U.K., Germany, Russia and China all declared that the American administration had taken a wrong and provocative step that could damage peace efforts and trigger widespread violence. "Because it is completely biased towards Israel", he said.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process.

President Hamid will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who now chairs the grouping of the Muslim countries.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited all nations to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, blasting the United States for disregarding Middle East peace by moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. "It is Trump who bestowed this award even", he said. During the meetings, the matters pertaining to mutual interest were discussed.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other high officials.

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