Arab League’ efforts block 40 countries from moving embassies to Jerusalem following US’ Trump’s move

The Arab League’s efforts have stopped more than 40 nations following the United States’ move of moving embassies to Jerusalem.

The bloc’s assistant secretary-general has said on Monday efforts of the Arab League have stopped 40 countries moving their embassies to Jerusalem.

According to Sputnik news reports, Hossan Zaki said, “If it wasn’t for the Arab efforts, more than 40 countries would have followed in US steps and moved their embassies to Jerusalem within months.”

US President Donald Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as Israeli capital, also claimed by Palestine, and moved the American embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

The Czech Republic, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Australia, so far, have recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Recently, the US president has recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The Arab League leaders have said on April 1, they would seek a United Nations security council resolution against the US’s motion to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and pledged to support Palestinians.

According to Reuters news reports, Arab League secretary-general Ahmed Aboul Gheit said, “We, the leaders of the Arab countries gathered in Tunisia … express our rejection and condemnation of the United States decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan.”

He said the Arab nations would provide a drafted resolution to the UNSC and seek a legal opinion from the ICJ (International Court of Justice) over Washington’s decision. It has also warned other nations to stay away from following the US’ lead.

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