Decembe 07 , 2017


PPP expresses concern over US embassy move to Jerusalem

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Vice-President Senator Sherry Rehman voiced concern over the possible decision by the Trump administration to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Rehman said, “If the Trump administration moves the US embassy to Jerusalem it will send a costly signal to the entire Muslim world.”

“Moving the capital to Jerusalem will fuel fire of extremism and exacerbate fault lines in an already volatile Middle East and strain the relationship of the US with its Muslim allies. This move will minimise any possibility of the two-state solution becoming a reality, as Jerusalem lies at the heart of the two-state solution, which presently is the only viable solution to the conflict,” continued the senator. Rehman concluded by saying, “The PPP has always stood for and by the Palestinian people. The government of Pakistan must therefore make its stance loud and clear on this alarming development. Pakistan should not wait to convey its due concern”.



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