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Publish Date: 21:17 - 25 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 25 - The Palestinian foreign ministry on Monday slammed as "shameful" Guatemala's decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds after the United States recognized the city as the ‘capital’ of Israel.

Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem al-Quds embassy move 'shameful'TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - "It's a shameful and illegal act that goes totally against the wishes of church leaders in Jerusalem" and violates a non-binding UN General Assembly resolution condemning the US move, the ministry said in a statement.

"The state of Palestine considers this as a flagrant act of hostility against the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and international law," it said.

"The state of Palestine will act with regional and international partners to oppose this illegal decision."

Guatemala's announcement on Sunday came after two-thirds of UN member states approved a motion rejecting US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's ‘capital’.

Guatemala was among only eight countries to join the United States on Thursday in voting against the resolution.

Trump's announcement on December 6 sparked anger in the Palestinian territories and across the Muslim world.

Source: AFP

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