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Arab League urges US to adhere by int'l legitimacy resolutions on Jerusalem

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The Arab League Council, on the level of permanent delegates, has surged the US Administration to commit itself to all the UN resolutions on Jerusalem.

A statement issued by the council's meeting in Cairo on Tuesday reiterated the UN Security Council's resolutions 252/1968, 267/1969, 465/1980, 476/1980, 478/1980, and 2334/ 2016, as well as the principles of the International Law that consider Israel's laws and measures seeking to alter the historical and legal status of the East Jerusalem, its sanctities, identity or demographic structure, as "null and void." These resolutions and principles urge establishing no diplomatic missions, no transfer of embassies to East Jerusalem, nor recognizing it as capital of Israel, the statement stressed. They hold East Jerusalem integral to the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967.

The league urged the US to maintain its positive, neutral, fair and constructive role to achieve comprehensive and everlasting peace in the Middle East, in line with the resolutions of the international legitimacy, the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002, and the two-state and the land for peace principles.

The League considered any recognition of Jerusalem as capital of occupant Israel, establishing any diplomatic mission in the city, or moving an embassy to it, an "explicit aggression" on the Arab nation and on the rights of the Palestinian people, as well as on all Muslims and Christians.

Any of such acts will also constitute a grave violation of the International Law, Geneva Convention IV, the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion, July 2004. An illegal recognition is likely to form a grave threat to peace, security and stability in the region, undermining the two-state solution, besides increasing extremism and violence.

In the meantime, today's meeting tasked the Arab group in New York to explore the effective means to stand against any such steps through the UN agencies, including the Security Council. (pick up previous mfm.rg.tma.msa


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