The US President Donald trump on Wednesday, December 6, declare that it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This was stated at a special briefing senior White house official, reports The New York Times.
The official also said that the White house decided to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, this will not happen immediately: trump will sign a decree on postponement of the move, since this step requires preparation and implementation "will take years".
Earlier, on 5 December, Bloomberg said trump in a telephone conversation with President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas announced that he was ready to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. In addition, trump reported the intention of the heads of several States in the Middle East.
After that, Abbas, Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, king Abdullah II of Jordan, the representatives of Saudi Arabia warned trump that this decision will lead to the destabilization of the situation in the region and cause the indignation of Muslims around the world. Speaking before the Turkish Parliament, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the U.S. decision on Jerusalem "red line" and threatened to break diplomatic relations with Israel.
In the United States in 1995, a law was passed providing for the transfer of the Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. However, it provides for the postponement of the execution of this provision for six months, a decision which should be taken by the President of the United States. All predecessors trump still enjoyed this opportunity every six months to issue decrees, pushes the time of moving the Embassy for fear of the consequences that this step will lead.
Transfer the American Embassy to Jerusalem was one of the campaign promises trump. Then he said that he is ready to maintain close relations with the Jewish state, destroyed during the presidency of Barack Obama.
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