Press Release on Transfer of US Embassy from Israel to Jerusalem, Palestine

 

May 15, 2018

KABUL – As a member of the Islamic World, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan considers transfer of the US Embassy from Israel to Jerusalem, Palestine a source of concern for the Afghan people and the Islamic World.

This action disturbs the feelings of Muslims around the world whose first direction of prostration was Jerusalem that must be respected based on the international laws, approvals of the United Nations, and the importance of this place for the followers of other religions. Likewise, this decision further challenges the Middle East Peace Process.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan stands with the international consensus in regards with Palestine and continues its support for the rights of the people of that country, ensuring just and stable peace, and creation of an independent Palestinian State.

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had shared this concern with the United Sates and still wants this issue to be reconsidered as it can have unpleasant outcomes.