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International reactions to Trump's controversial decision

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CAIRO - 7 December 2017: American President Donald Trump’s decision to move US Embassy to Jerusalem broke out a global controversy, a call considered by numerous leaders as a breach against international laws and norms, sparking rage among others in the Middle Eastern region.


Jerusalem is eternal Palestinian capital, Abbas

Palestinian President

Mahmoud Abbas

said on Wednesday that Jerusalem was the "eternal capital of the State of Palestine" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he was recognizing the city as Israel's capital.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looks on as Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki (not seen) sign an agreement and a memorandum of understanding, in the West Bank city of Ramallah Sep



Hamas urges action against U.S. interests over Trump's "flagrant aggression"

Palestinian Islamist group

Hamas

said U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and decision to move the U.S. embassy to the city was a "flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people".

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Palestinian Hamas militants march during a military parade marking the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Hamas movement, in the northern of Gaza Strip December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem



Egypt rejects U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem - Foreign Ministry

Egypt rejected the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, the

foreign ministry

said on Wednesday.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - REUTERS



Sisi discusses Trump’s decision with Palestine’s Abbas

Egypt's President

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

received a phone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the repercussions of the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a statement from the Egyptian presidency said on Wednesday.

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a ceremony to sign military contracts with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (unseen) at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, October 10, 2015 - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh



Iran "seriously condemns" U.S. decision to move its embassy

Iran

"seriously condemns" the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, the Islamic Republic said Wednesday in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried by state media.

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SUPREME LEADER: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shown at a 2009 clerical gathering, oversees an organization called Setad that has assets estimated at about $95 billion. REUTERS/Khamenei.ir/Handout



Lebanese president says Trump decision threatens stability

Lebanon's President

Michel Aoun

said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States as a broker of the peace process in the region.

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir



Tunisian labour union: Jerusalem decision a "declaration of war"

Tunisia's powerful labour union

UGTT

said U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and decision to move the U.S. embassy to the city was a declaration of war, a statement said on Wednesday.

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Tunisia's Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi speaks during a news conference in Tunis, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi



Jordan rejects Trump's move on Jerusalem, says legally null

Jordan

rejected on Wednesday the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel saying it was "legally null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city in the 1967 war.

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Jordan's King Abdullah meets with members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron



Syrian president says Jerusalem to be Palestinian capital

The Palestinian cause will stay alive among Arabs until the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, the

Syrian president's

office said on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision.

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Turkey's Halk TV in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on October 4, 2013. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters



Morocco expresses deep concern over Jerusalem decision

Morocco

summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires to express its deep concern over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, state news agency MAP said on Wednesday.

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco reviews a guard of honour at the National palace during his state visit to Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri



Turkey condemns U.S. move on Jerusalem as "irresponsible"

Turkey's foreign ministry

on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as "irresponsible" and called on Washington to reconsider the move.

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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas



EU seriously concerned about Trump's Jerusalem decision

The

European Union

expressed serious concern on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it could have repercussions for peace prospects.

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European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman



Saudi king, Turkish president discuss U.S. embassy move decision

Saudi Arabia's

King Salman

discussed the "most prominent developments" in the region in a telephone call from the Turkish president, the Saudi state news agency reported, after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud waves during a reception ceremony for Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 16, 2017. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS



France's Macron says does not back Trump Jerusalem decision

France does not support U.S. President Donald Trump's "unilateral" decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and called for calm across the region, President

Emmanuel Macron

said on Wednesday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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