The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has expressed deep regret over the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .

The OIC rejected the decision as a violation of the political, legal and historical status of the Jerusalem, a clear defiance of international laws and resolutions and a departure from the international consensus on the status of Jerusalem.

The OIC convened an extraordinary summit in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the repercussions of the US decision.