Carrying on his efforts to unite the international community in a bid to block the US President’s plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy to the Holy city, King Mohammed VI of Morocco has addressed a message to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, warning that any change to Jerusalem status will fan the flames of religious and ideological conflicts. “Infringement of the internationally recognized legal and historical status of Jerusalem means one runs the risk of hurling the issue into the quagmire of religious and ideological conflict,” King Mohammed VI said in his message to the UN Chief. The Foreign Minister reiterated Morocco’s unwavering support for the Palestinian people so that they can recover their legitimate rights to statehood. Morocco’s steadfast backing to the Palestinian cause was also reiterated by King Mohammed VI in a phone talk Tuesday with President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas. The King voiced his flat refusal of any action that could undermine the multi-religious aspect of the holy city or alter its legal and political status.
Source: The North Africa Journal December 06, 2017 17:03 UTC