TRUMP TELLS JORDAN’S KING HE’LL MOVE US EMBASSY IN ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM
AMMAN – US President Donald Trump phoned Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday and told him he intends to go ahead with a decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Jordanian palace statement said.
King Abdullah was quoted in the statement as telling Trump that such a decision would have “dangerous repercussions on the stability and security of the region” and would obstruct US efforts to resume Arab-Israeli peace talks.
It would also inflame Muslim and Christian feelings, the king added.
US endorsement of Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital would break with decades of US policy that the city’s status must be decided in negotiations with the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.