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Publish Date: 8:52 - 20 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 20_The Arab League has condemned Brazil for opening a trade office in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, stating that the move will “seriously damage” the South American country’s political and economic interests in the Arab world.

Arab League censures Brazil’s decision to open trade office in occupied al-QudsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The pan-Arab organization criticized Brazil’s move as a violation of international law and voiced its continued support for the Palestinian cause plus the legal status of Jerusalem al-Quds at an emergency meeting convened in the Egyptian Cairo on Thursday.

“This unilateral and unlawful action” is a bias toward Israel and supports Israel's “illegal policies aimed at controlling the occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem),” the Arab League said.

It further noted that such a “negative change in Brazilian foreign policy toward Palestinians would seriously damage Arab-Brazilian shared political, economic and diplomatic interests.”

It expressed “deep regret” that the Brazilian government had reversed its decades-long Mideast policy.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s representative, Ambassador Ahmed al-Bakr, expressed his country’s “complete rejection of any act of prejudice toward the legal status of” Jerusalem al-Quds.

He added that Brazil’s opening of a technical office in the city constitutes a “clear and obvious violation of international resolutions.”

Algeria also warned that Brazil’s step would inflame tensions in the Middle East region, and undermine efforts for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It urged the Brazilian government to reevaluate its decision.

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