Safadi: Jordan is 'steadfast' in its support for Jerusalem

Jordan

Published: 2017-12-23 10:45

Last Updated: 2017-12-24 10:16


The U.S. has recently recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Wikimedia Commons)
The U.S. has recently recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi, Friday, said that Jordan's stance on Jerusalem was part of a continuous led by His Majesty King Abdullah II, with intent to support the holy city and the Jerusalemites “in their steadfastness,” Petra News reported.

Speaking to Jordan TV's "60 Minutes" show, the minister said that King Abdullah, ass the custodian of the Islamic and Christian holy site in Jerusalem, has made effective actions at all levels to contain the repercussions of the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move Jordan rejects and considers a violation of international law.

"We work in coordination with the Palestinian Authority and the Arab and Islamic countries to set out an international position against changing the Arab identity of Jerusalem, and preventing attempts to establish new facts on the ground", said the minister.

In reference to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution rejecting the U.S. government’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Safadi said UNGA resolutions are not binding but "we are talking about a political act".

Safadi also reiterated Jordan's stance, which calls to meet the right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent Palestinian state on the 4th June 1967 borders.