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News ID: 17040
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Publish Date: 14:48 - 21 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 21 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a “house of lies” ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel’s ‘capital’.

Israel's Netanyahu calls U.N. 'house of lies' ahead of Jerusalem voteTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “The State of Israel totally rejects this vote, even before (the resolution‘s) approval,” Netanyahu said in public remarks.

“Jerusalem is our capital and we will continue to build there, and foreign embassies, led by the United States, will move to Jerusalem. It will happen,” hReuters quoted him as saying.

Last week, US President Donald Trump said that the country would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds and recognizes the latter as ‘capital’ of Israel.

The decision sparked clashes and condemnations across the world. Even Europe blasted the move, saying that it would hinder the peace process.

 

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