The Sudanese government Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Sudanese foreign ministry issued a statement condemning the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the contested town, though he set no timetable.
“This decision represents a provocation to all believers, constitutes a threat to international peace and security and will have serious repercussions for the security and stability across the region”.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that Sudan categorically rejects any change to the legal and political status of this holy city,” further stressed the statement.
The Sudanese government further said that Trump’s decision violated the international resolutions on the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state and undermine the peace process in the Middle East.
Sudanese authorities also accepted to take part in an extraordinary Islamic summit in Turkey to consider joint action.Turkish President and head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a summit in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as an Israeli territory.
Defying worldwide warnings, U.S. President Donald Trump reversed U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem and declared the disputed holy city as Israel’s capital. The decision was rejected by the international community and Muslim and Arab countries particularly.
Similar statements have been issued by the divided Arab and Islamic countries as the recognition of Israel’s control of Jerusalem may weaken U.S. key allies in the Arab world and trigger violence in the region.