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Indonesia condemns U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital
December 7, 2017 / 5:16 AM / 11 days ago

Indonesia condemns U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Bogor, INDONESIA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, onThursday condemned the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Indonesia President Joko Widodo gestures during a swearing-in of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta/Files

“Indonesia strongly condemns the United States’ unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and asks the U.S. to reconsider the decision,” Widodo told a news conference.

“This can rock global security and stability,” he said.

Reporting by Jakarta bureau; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Nick Macfie

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