Iraq Participates in Emergency Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Declaration of Zionist Entity

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC Member States at its General Secretariat in Jeddah on Sunday, 15 September 2019, chaired by Saudi Arabia because of the dangerous Israeli escalation represented by the announcement by the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity of his intention to annex lands from the occupied West Bank in case of re-election, by imposing sovereignty on all areas of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea and settlements in the occupied West Bank.

 The OIC member states issued two emergency resolutions, one of which condemns the announcement of the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity of his intention to annex lands from the occupied West Bank, in which Islamic countries stressed the centrality of the issue of Palestine and Alquds to the Islamic nation, and expressed its absolute rejection and strong condemnation of the declaration and to take all political and legal measures and steps, including action by the Security Council, the UN General Assembly, international tribunals and other international organizations and bodies, demanding that the international community assume its responsibilities and impose economic and political sanctions.  for the withdraw from the land of the State of Palestine occupied since 1967, including the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, in accordance with the principles of international law and the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative with its elements as stated in the Arab Summit in  Beirut in 2002 with the support of Palestinian efforts to expand international recognition of the State of Palestine according to the borders of June 4, 1967.

 In addition to a second resolution condemning the targeting of Saudi Aramco workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, issued on the sidelines of the meeting in which the Islamic countries condemned in the strongest terms the attack on two Aramco factories in Saudi Arabia, affirming their solidarity with the Kingdom and the organization’s firm position in condemning terrorism in all its forms and forms.

 The meeting was attended by more than 13 Foreign and Foreign state ministers in addition to representatives from other Islamic countries. A delegation headed by Dr. Qahtan Taha Khalaf, Iraq’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, attended the meeting. The OIC issued a statement on 11/9/2019 condemning the dangerous Israeli declaration as a new attack on the rights of the Palestinian people, and that it will hold an extraordinary meeting at the level of foreign ministers at the request of Saudi Arabia