Iranian lawmakers support bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Iranian lawmakers support bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Srinagar: Iranian lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would see Jerusalem recognized as the capital of the Palestinian State during a parliamentary session, reports said on Monday.
The motion was backed by 187 of the 233 deputies, with 15 voting against and 9 abstaining, Iranian media reported. The measure will become Article 1 of the new legislation that stipulates Iran’s support for Palestine which the parliament will debate over the next two days.
On Thursday, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelming in favor of a non-binding resolution declaring the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.” Earlier this week, the American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution, which also rejected Donald Trump’s declaration.