US President Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel; announces plans to relocate US embassy

US President Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel; announces plans to relocate US embassy

US President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the US embassy, currently based in Tel Aviv, to the city. In his live televised address from White House last night, Mr Trump said, it was a long overdue step. He also directed the State Department to immediately begin the process of construction of US embassy in Jerusalem.

At the same time, US President reiterated his commitment to the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. He said, United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides.

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