TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Iraq’s Parliament has passed a resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s contentious decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”
Ali es-Safi from the National Iraqi Alliance told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency on Sunday that lawmakers described the US move as a provocative measure against all religions and a threat to international peace.
The Iraqi legislators stressed that Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of the Palestinian state, the parliamentarian added.
Trump made the announcement on December 6, 2017, and said he had asked the State Department with preparing to move Washington’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli-occupied city.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s policy vis-à-vis the city triggered global condemnations as well as demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories and other Muslim countries, including Iraq.
Back then, Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani condemned the controversial US move and said occupied Jerusalem al-Quds must return to its Palestinian owners.