Iraq says US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital brings new conflict

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/12/7 9:04:56

Iraq condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would put the region on the "brink of a new conflict," Iraqi Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

"We condemn the decision of US administration, which would put the region and even the world on the brink of a new conflict," Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jafari said in a statement.

"This step will create an atmosphere of tension and deepen the state of violation that Palestine has suffered for a long time," Jafari added.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Wednesday also issued a statement and reaffirms Iraq's permanent position and support for the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people.

President Trump announced Wednesday his official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.


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