ISLAMABAD, Dec 06 (SABAH): Pakistan has called upon the United States to refrain from any move that alters the legal and historical status as well as character of Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office on Wednesday said that Pakistan unequivocally opposes the reported plan of shifting of the US embassy to Al-Quds Al Sharif. It said that Pakistan fully endorses the recently adopted final communiqué of the OIC on this issue.
The statement said that shifting of the US embassy would constitute a clear violation of international law and the UN Security resolutions particularly its resolution 478 of 1980.
It would also side step decades of global consensus on this issue, undermine regional peace and security as well as derail any prospects for a lasting peace in the Middle East.
It said the US should fully comply with all the applicable UN Security Council resolutions on the matter.
Reaffirming full solidarity with the Palestinian people, the statement renewed Pakistan’s call for establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders and with Al-Quds Al Sharif as its capital.