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Jordan Warns US On Consequences Of Recongnising Jerusalem As Israel Capital

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Melinda Barton | 06 December, 2017, 07:51

Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Monday made extensive contacts and consultations with a number of Arab and foreign officials following reports that the USA administration may recognize Jerusalem as a capital of Israel.

In a series of messages he posted on his official Twitter account, Kalın said that the decision is also against Jerusalem's historical and religious status.

Safadi stressed on the importance of preserving the historical and legal status quo in Jerusalem, pointing out the "grave consequences" of such a decision.

Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Bozdag said Jerusalem's status had been determined by worldwide agreements.

Safadi stressed that the situation of Jerusalem should be determined through final status negotiations as stipulated by all worldwide resolutions that also state that all unilateral Israeli measures are invalid.

There was no public response from the USA state department.

Safadi has intensified contacts with counterparts to coordinate stances in light of the new developments.

Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, also discussed with Tillerson the "possible negative impacts" on peace, according to a ministry spokesman.

Safadi also contacted High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Secretary General of the OIC Yousef Bin Othaimin, Petra, reported.

President Tayyip Erdogan said today that Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move he said would be a "red line" for Muslims.