Iranian legislations voted 207-0 in favor of the bill on Wednesday, the Iranian governments semi-official Fars News Agency reported. There are 290 members of the parliament, or Majlis.
The vote is a response to U.S. President Donald Trumps announcement earlier this month that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital. The Palestinians claim eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The Western Wall and the Temple Mount, the holiest sites in Judaism, are located in eastern Jerusalem.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told the Parliament that Trump made the announcement in hopes of dealing a blow to Muslims, the Turkish Andalou news agency reported.
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