Trump: decision on the status of Jerusalem is long overdue

The US President Donald trump said that the decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had been long expected. Earlier a White house spokesman said that the trump on December 6 announced the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The US President Donald trump said that the decision about the status of Jerusalem should have been taken long ago. About it reports TASS.

«This is a big announcement. This ad is about Israel and Palestinians in the middle East. And I think it is long overdue,» said trump.

Earlier, the White house announced that trump December 6 to announce the beginning of the process of moving the us Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is the head of state recognizes as the capital of Israel.

Israel considers Jerusalem its «United and indivisible» capital, including its Eastern areas and the historic centre, captured half a century ago from Jordan and later annexed.

The international community does not recognize the annexation and considers the status of the city one of the core problems of the middle East conflict which should be resolved on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians claiming the Eastern part of Jerusalem. In this regard, all foreign embassies are located in tel Aviv.

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Trump: decision on the status of Jerusalem is long overdue 07.12.2017

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