Trump: US embassy to remain in Tel Aviv for now

Trump: US embassy to remain in Tel Aviv for now
Sun Oct 8, 2017 13:27:41

President Donald Trump says unless peace is established between Israel and Palestine, the US embassy will not be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

PressTV--  “I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump told former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on the TBN program “Huckabee.”

“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” he said.

Asked about the time of a possible embassy move, the president said, “We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.”

During his 2016 campaign, Trump came up with the controversial proposal that caused a lot of discussions.

Palestinians oppose the move and have repeatedly warned Trump against such an action. Also, the Palestine Liberation Organization warned the US against the relocation of the embassy.

The organization emphasized the potential relocation would deliver a death blow to any prospects of the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and fuel extremism in the region. 

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