News ID: 251581
Published: 0343 GMT April 17, 2019

Jordan to recall envoy to Romania over embassy move to al-Quds: Reports

Jordan to recall envoy to Romania over embassy move to al-Quds: Reports

Jordan will recall its ambassador to Romania in a show of protest after it announced plans to relocate its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, reports say.

Jordanian media outlets reported that King Abdullah II had approved a decision of the Council of Ministers to call in Saker Malkawi on June 1.

Last month, the Jordanian monarch canceled a visit to Romania to protest its prime minister's support for recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital, Presstv Reported.

The Royal Hashemite Court said on March 25 that the decision came "in solidarity with al-Quds”, following the announcement by Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. King Abdullah was scheduled to visit Romania later in the day.

Dancila made the announcement in a speech in Washington at the annual conference of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the main pro-Israel lobby group in the United States.

King Abdullah II, whose country is the custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem al-Quds, has repeatedly said that the question of the occupied Palestinian city is key to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The only way to do that, he has said, is by creating a Palestinian state in the disputed holy city alongside Israel.

In mid-March, he called Jerusalem al-Quds a “red line” for Jordan, while the kingdom's parliament recommended that the government expel Israel's ambassador in response to "Israeli aggression" at holy sites in the city.ast May, US President Donald Trump sparked international outrage when he relocated the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem al-Quds was occupied by the Tel Aviv regime during the Six-Day War in the 1967, and is deemed the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.



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