Iran Parliament Declares Jerusalem the ‘Everlasting Capital of Palestine’

Adel al-Jubeir
The Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports: Iran’s parliament voted Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, according to state-run media.

The vote, which passed 207-0 in the 290-member Majlis, requires Tehran to recognize Jerusalem as “the everlasting capital of Palestine.”

The vote “comes in response to the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in hopes of dealing a blow to Muslims,” the Turkish Anadolu news agency quoted speaker Ali Larijani as saying.

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