President Trump has made it clear to Turkey President Erdogan that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Erdogan then lashed out, warning of ‘dangerous consequences’ if Jerusalem becomes the nation’s capitol.
Palestinian media reported Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
Trump spoke with Abbas, King Abdullah of Jordan and Prime Minister Netanyahu amid reports the United States is planning to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the White House confirmed.
“The president has calls scheduled this morning with Prime Minister Netanyahu, King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Abbas. We will have a readout on these calls later today,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Sanders says Trump is likely to speak with other counterparts Tuesday. She did not identify them, as those calls haven’t been confirmed.
BREAKING: Abbas warned Trump moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will have 'dangerous consequences,' Palestinianshttps://t.co/Oqs7Aa0i8i
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U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Abass’ spokesman and reports by Jordanian media.
Abbas warned Trump that the action will have “dangerous consequences.”
Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned of the consequences of the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Friday, saying that it “raised alarm and concern” and could “hamper all efforts to get the peace process moving.”
The status of Jerusalem is a “red line” for Muslims and changing it could prompt Turkey to cut its ties with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday, as US President Donald Trump reportedly geared up to recognize the city as the Jewish state’s capital.
Erdogan said Turkey, which currently holds the chairmanship of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, would immediately call a summit meeting of the pan-Islamic group if Trump went ahead with the move on Wednesday, and “set the entire Islamic world in motion.”
If Erodgan thinks Trump will be bullied and pushed around, he’s got another thing coming.
45 is no 44. He’s not a complete joke.
When Trump wants something to happen, it gets done!