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Pak urges US to revisit decision

JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL

From Our Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday joined the international community in expressing its strong opposition and condemnation at the decision of the US Administration to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its Embassy there.

“It is deeply regrettable that pleas from States across the globe not to alter the legal and historical status of Al-Quds Al-Sharif have been ignored, more out of choice than necessity,” the government stated in a press release.

“This decision represents a serious violation of international law and applicable UN Security Council resolutions, more specifically UNSCR 478.

Islamabad urged the United Sates to revisit its decision as soon as possible in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond.

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