Monitoring Desk: The Arab League meeting indicates “Business as Usual” with United States as forum ended without announcing any tangible or intangible action from Arab World against U.S decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The statement issued after the meeting of Arab League at Cairo Egypt says “US decision of accepting Jerusalem as Israeli Capital places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of international law and resolutions.”
The emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers added that decision also strips the U.S. of its role as a “sponsor and broker” in the Mideast peace process.
Only Lebanese Foreign Minister called for the League to consider imposing sanctions on the US.
“Pre-emptive measures must be taken against the decision … beginning with diplomatic measures, then political, then economic and financial sanctions,” said Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.
Meanwhile, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his contacts with heads of states of Muslim countries to discuss preparations for an extraordinary summit of OIC, which is scheduled for December 13 this year in Istanbul on the initiative of Turkey to discuss Jerusalem issue.
Erdogan held telephonic conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the heads of state discussed the schedule of forthcoming OIC Summit. Official statement issued by the office of the President of Kazakhstan says:
“During the conversation, the leaders of the countries discussed the actual aspects of bilateral cooperation and the region of the view of the day. In particular, the sides exchanged views on the issues of the extraordinary summit of OIC, which is scheduled for December 13 this year in Istanbul on the initiative of Turkey to discuss US decision to accept Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, “the report said.
Meanwhile, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held talks with British Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond at his Palace.
Saudi official news agency reported that during the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations, especially in economic fields and ways to further develop them in line with the Kingdom s vision 2030.