Iranian capital set to hold summit on al-Quds

Iranian capital set to hold summit on al-Quds

The summit titled “ al-Quds as capital of peace for religions’ will be held at the main complex of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization on January 31, 2018 in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The conference will be attended by officials, intellectuals and scholars form seminaries and universities from across Iran. They will highlight the significance of al-Quds by delivering lectures, speeches and presenting articles. 

The participants will coordinate a response to US President Donald Trump's plan to declare Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. 

In early December last year, in a speech at the White, Trump officially declared Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital, saying his administration would also begin a process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city. 

Following the announcement, protests against the United States broke out across the Muslim world. 

Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital has also drawn condemnation from other global leaders and prominent politicians across the world.

East Jerusalem al-Quds was occupied in 1967 and Israel later annexed it despite international condemnations. The occupied city's final status is one of the thorniest issues in the stalemated talks between the Palestinian Authority and Tel Aviv.

Claiming all of al-Quds as its "eternal and indivisible" capital, Israel annexed the eastern part, where a number of sites sacred to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, are located, following the 1967 Six-Day War.

The annexation is in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and has never been recognized by the international community.


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