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Muslim world calls for emergency meetings over Jerusalem issue
Muslim world calls for emergency meetings over Jerusalem issue
Published at: 8 month(s) ago

Lahore: Muslim world condemned US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and called for emergency meetings of Muslim forums.

According to details, the Arab League is to hold an emergency meeting on Saturday, December 9, over US move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the head of the Palestinian delegation to the body said on Wednesday.

The Palestinians and Jordan had requested the meeting which will take place at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT), Ambassador Diab al-Louh told Reuters by phone.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called an emergency meeting of members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on December 13 in Istanbul.

Ibrahim Kalin made the comment at a news conference in Ankara.

Saudi, Turkey talk on call
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman discussed the “most prominent developments” in the region in a telephone call from the Turkish president, the Saudi state news agency reported, after Trump announced the US Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia — home to Islam’s holiest sites — and regional Muslim power Turkey both warned against any attempt to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or move the embassy to the city.

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