US decision on Jerusalem will bring new conflict: Iraq

Baghdad: Iraq condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would put the region on the “brink of a new conflict,” Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

“We condemn the decision of US administration, which would put the region and even the world on the brink of a new conflict,” Xinhua quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jafari as saying. “This step will create an atmosphere of tension and deepen the state of violation that Palestine has suffered for a long time,” Jafari added.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Wednesday also issued a statement and reaffirms Iraq’s permanent position and support for the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people.

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