DAMASCUS, Syria, May 25 (UPI) -- Mideast foreign ministers met in Syria Monday to create a statement from their recommendations on a number of regional issues, such as Arab-Israeli relations.
The weekend-long Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Damascus, which ended Monday, also offered recommendations Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported.
A draft of the resolutions, obtained by KUNA, denounce Israeli practices against Palestinians, affirm a right to establish an independent Palestinian state and demand a halt of Israeli settlements.
The draft copy also indicated the OIC foreign ministers affirmed the sovereignty of Iraq and its government's efforts to preserve the country's security and stability.
The ministers denounced resolutions linking terrorism with race and religion and called for a U.N.-sponsored conference to identify terrorism, KUNA reported.
The ministers, in the draft, showed solidarity with Khartoum against "aggressive plots targeting the sovereignty of Sudan" and criticized foreign interference in Sudan's affairs, including the International Criminal Court's indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for crimes arising from fighting in Darfur, KUNA said.
The draft statement backed Yemen's unity. It denounced recent attacks on Mogadishu and called for reactivation of Somalia's OIC membership.
The draft also expressed OIC members' concern about Israel's nuclear capabilities and demanded a Middle East-zone free of nuclear arms.
The resolutions also denounced the U.S. sanctions against Syria.