Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Sept. 2

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CAIRO -- "Such irresponsible decisions and measures blatantly violate international law and are categorically rejected by the Arab peoples," Arab Parliament (AP) Speaker Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami said Monday.

The AP urged Nauru and Honduras to reconsider their decisions on "recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

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TBILISI -- "The development framework has been created ... and therefore I have decided to resign as I believe I have accomplished my mission at this stage," Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze wrote on Facebook.

Bakhtadze announced Monday that he will resign, with ensuing government step-down by legislation.

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RAMALLAH -- "We were alerted by Israeli uproarious practices in the region last week ... we urge the world to stop Israel's flagrant attacks," Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye said Monday.

Ishtaye called on world powers to "halt Israeli barbaric assaults in the region," and described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty over settlements in the West Bank as "dangerous."

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HONG KONG -- "The police would respond with force if a gun is pointed at anyone. That could have the most severe consequences," said Tse Chun-chung, chief superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Public Relations Branch.

Carrying a gun, real or replica, could have dire consequences, the spokesman warned protesters at a press conference on Monday. Enditem

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