Updated 14 June 2019
OIC condemns Moldova embassy move
JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Moldova’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Thursday.
In a statement, the OIC noted the decision violated the UN Security Council’s resolutions on the political situation in Jerusalem and occupied Palestinian territories, and the General Assembly’s resolution opposing attempts to change the city’s historical, legal and political status, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The OIC urged the government of Moldova to reverse this decision and honor its legal and political obligations under international law. It also asked it to take decisions that would help achieve a lasting peace based on the two-state solution in the future.
The Arab League denounced the embassy move on Wednesday, saying: “It is a blatant violation of international law.” It added that the decision was an open threat to the Palestinian people.
It urged the Moldovan government to change its position, which could have negative impacts on relations with other Arab countries.