Qatar regrets UNSC failure to invalidate US Jerusalem move

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

The State of Qatar has expressed its deep regret at the failure of the UN Security Council to adopt the draft resolution submitted by the Arab Group, which rejects the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs considered that 14 of the 15 members of the Security Council agreed on the draft resolution, is affirmation of the international community's total rejection of any measures aimed at undermining the city of Jerusalem and damaging its historical and religious status.

Qatar expressed its support for the voices calling for the Palestinians to seek support from the General Assembly of the United Nations, after the failure of the Security Council to invalidate the US decision.

The Ministry reiterated Qatar's firm and consistent position in support of the Palestinian cause and the steadfastness of the brotherly Palestinian people, based on the resolutions of international legitimacy and the two-state solution agreed upon by the international community to ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Meanwhile, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador H E Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, said that the Permanent Delegation of Qatar had participated in the Arab-Islamic Movement in order to request the convening of the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Jerusalem, after the US had vetoed the Security Council on the draft Arab resolution on Al Quds Al Sharif.


The Peninsula

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