Islamic countries meet in Istanbul to discuss United States policy on Jerusalem

Islamic countries meet in Istanbul to discuss United States policy on Jerusalem

Islamic countries meet in Istanbul to discuss United States policy on Jerusalem

The summit will discuss the recent United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Rouhani left Tehran for the Turkish city on Tuesday to attend the OIC meeting, which will feature discussions on the Muslim world's reaction to the USA president's recent move to recognize Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime.

The meeting, which brings together leaders from the OIC member states is expected to kick start in Turkey's Istanbul on Wednesday, December 13, according to Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will preside over the OIC meeting in Istanbul and will address the opening and closing ceremonies of the summit.

Accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and senior government officials, the prime minister is scheduled to arrive tonight.

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"A very strong message will be delivered from the summit", Çavuşoğlu said, adding that this message will stress that the decision taken by the US unilaterally breaches worldwide law, and will call all nations to stand against it while also calling nations to recognize the State of Palestine.

Muslims across the world have observed Friday as a day of protest against the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying the UN resolutions against the move and stepping back from the two-state solution of the conflict.

Trump's decision puts him at odds with the worldwide community, which insists the issue can only be resolved through negotiations.

The decision has drawn widespread worldwide condemnation and sparked protests in the Palestinian territories.

Trump recognised late Wednesday the disputed city as Israel's capital.

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