DOHA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Qatar's emir said his country would reject the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Qatar News Agency reported Wednesday.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the remarks at a meeting with Palestine's envoy in Doha on Tuesday, who delivered a message from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the latest developments in Palestine.

"Qatar has totally rejected any measure calling for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Al Thani said.

Meanwhile, the emir stressed the religious and political importance of Jerusalem to Arabs, Muslims and the whole world.

Also on Tuesday, Qatar's Minister of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed in a statement Qatar's firm support of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.