Iranian Parliament’s Bill Recognizes Quds as Palestinian Capital Forever
The bill was approved within the framework of a double-urgency plan on Wednesday with 207 yes votes and no opposition or abstentions.
The parliamentarians had voted to the double-urgency plan on Sunday.
Iran has long been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and called on Muslims across the world to unite against the occupying regime of Israel which it does not recognize.
US President Donald Trump sparked global anger on December 6, when he declared that Washington would recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the “capital” of Israel and move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
Last Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by a decisive vote of 128 to 9 to urge Trump to reverse his contentious decision.
Israel lays claim to the whole al-Quds, but the international community views the ancient city’s Eastern sector (Eastern Jerusalem) as an occupied land and the Palestinians consider it their future capital.