Trump tells Abbas intends to move US embassy to Jerusalem: Abbas spokesman

The POTUS Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II over the phone, informing them separately of his “intention” to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The statement did not say whether Trump elaborated on the the timing of such a move.

“President Abbas warned of the dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world,” Nabil Abu Rudeina, the Palestinian president’s spokesperson, said.

For months, White House officials have said that Trump will follow through on his campaign promise to move the US embassy there, and that such a move is only a matter of time. But upon a deadline to act this week, Trump vacillated, and ultimately failed to sign a waiver by a congressionally mandated time either to declare the embassy move in process or else wave such action in the interests of national security.

“President Abbas warned of the dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world,” Abu Rdainah said.

 

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