Berri Urges 'Boycott' of Trump Administration until 'Jerusalem Decision is Reversed'

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Speaker Nabih Berri on Tuesday renewed his call for relocating Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of US President Donald Trump's administration until the latter reverses a controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

“I call on all Islamic embassies to move locations from Washington and to boycott Trump's administration until he revokes his position regarding Jerusalem,” said Berri from Iran in a conference for the Parliamentary Union of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Member States.

The Speaker called for the closure of all “Israeli embassies in Arab and Islamic capitals,” he also called for the “annulment of the Oslo peace accords,” of the early 1990s, which form the basis of the Palestinians' relations with Israel.

He said that negotiations for a peace process must be halted “until a clear announcement is made halting the settlements process.”

Warning of Trump's policies in the Arab world, Berri said: “We stand before attempts of a radical shift in American policies. Trump's decision is at the forefront of this coup.”

On Monday, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) voted to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel until it "recognizes the state of Palestine", cancels its annexation of east Jerusalem and stops settlement activity.

On December 6, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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