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Publish Date: 13:39 - 19 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 19 - The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemned the US government's veto in its proposed Egyptian resolution on Jerusalem, calling it an act contrary to international peace and security and trampling the rights of the Palestinian people.

Iran condemns US over veto of  Egypt’s resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Pointing out to the US’s vetoing the Egypt’s resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds, Bahram Ghasemi said “in spite of Islamic countries’ efforts as well as the resolution drafted by Egypt as the only Arab country in UN Securuty Council, and taking to account the the US racial and hostile policies of unilateral support of the occupiers of holy Quds, there was no doubt that US would hinder and disagree with any plan problematic for the recent decision of the country.

“The US government not only showed its lack of commitment to international resolutions through its provocative and reckless decision of recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Zionist occupation regime; but also this time, vetoing the resolution along the regime’s interests and in spite of the support of 14 country members of the UN Security Council, US showed that it seeks a compromising solution through trampling on the legitimate rights of all Palestinians” the FM Spokesman added.

Reaffirming that US’s vetoing the resolution in question was an evident violation of international resolutions, Ghasemi stressed “the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns this act of US and calls for international communities and all of the countries throughout the world to prevent US from implementing such an act which will benefit only the Zionist regime and escalate the flames of a new sedition in the region”.

Fourteen members of the 15-member council voted on Monday in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically name the US or Trump but expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem,” while US Ambassador Nikki Haley wielded Washington’s veto against the call.

Washington’s key allies the UK, Italy, France, Ukraine and Japan were all among the 14 countries that voted in favor of the measure, which asserted that “any decisions and actions, which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem [al-Quds] have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”

On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in occupied lands from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

The dramatic shift in Washington’s policy vis-à-vis the city triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.

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