Rahme representing Berri at Aipu meeting: To restore mutual trust among Arab countries
15 Dec 2017
Lebanon - MP Emile Rahme has participated in the urgent meeting held by the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union in Morocco, to discuss US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Rahme flew to Rabat delegated by House Speaker Nabih Berri, who had decided not to attend the summit as other Arab Parliaments were not invited.
"Considering our experience with the US-Israeli policies, we say that Trump's decision will not be the last; other decisions and wars will follow," Rahme said in his word.
"Trump's decision has returned matters to square one, and ignited our people's momentum and agitation for the sake of justice and Palestine," he added.
"In the name of the Lebanese Parliament, I exhort this instance to reject and condemn Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem," he stressed.
He also called conferees to reject settlement schemes, support the Palestinian people's right to resist and fight Israeli Occupation and to return to an independence Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, in addition to launching a parliamentary diplomacy to restore mutual trust among the Arab states and to end geographic, political, and media tensions.