In Phone Call, Trump Tells Abbas He Intends to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

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US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a May 2017 meeting in Bethlehem. Photo: Reuters /Jonathan Ernst.

US President Donald Trump informed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Abbas’ spokesman said.

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

“President Mahmoud Abbas received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump in which he notified the President (Abbas) of his intention to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said in a statement.

The statement did not say whether Trump elaborated on 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,” Abu Rdainah said.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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