57 nation OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem

57 nation OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem
AP|Published: 05.14.18 , 18:38

The world’s largest body of Muslim-majority nations says it "strongly rejects and condemns" the White House’s "deplorable action" to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation said it considers the US move an "illegal decision" and "an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people." The organization said the move Monday also represents "an affront to international peace and security."

The OIC said the US administration has "expressed utter disdain and disrespect to Palestinian legitimate rights and international law" and shown disregard toward the sentiments of Muslims, who value Jerusalem as home to one of Islam’s holiest sites, the al-Aqsa mosque complex.