Tunisia deeply concerned over US Administration's decision to recognise Al Quds as capital of Israel (MFA)
06/12/2017 21:21, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – Tunisia, on Wednesday, expressed its deep concern "after the US Administration announced its recognition of Al Quds as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to it."

This decision "is a fundamental infringement of the legal and historical status of the city and a violation of the relevant United Nations resolutions as well as the agreements between the Palestinian and Israeli parties under the auspices of the United States", said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under these agreements, the status of the city of Al Quds must be considered in the negotiations for a final settlement, the statement added.

Tunisia considers that this decision seriously threatens the peace process and efforts to re-start peace negotiations and may plunge the region into a climate of tension and instability, reads the statement.

This decision is also a provocation that offends the feelings of the Arab and Islamic Ummah given the symbolism that Al Quds represents and its place in the region and in the world, said the statement.

"While reaffirming its consistent position of support for the Palestinian cause, Tunisia calls on the international community not to take steps or make measures that may constitute an explicit or implicit recognition of annexing Al Quds to Israel; Al Quds, which is an integral part of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, "the statement said.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday "I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Al Quds as the capital of Israel.”

"While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering," he added.

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