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News ID: 16584
Publish Date: 17:51 - 07 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 7 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the “capital” of Israel.

Merkel: Germany doesn’t support Trump on JerusalemTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “The German government does not support this position because the status of Jerusalem is to be resolved in the framework of a two-state solution,” Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Twitter.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced his decision despite widespread international opposition to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “capital”.

During his election campaign last year, Trump repeatedly promised to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli "capital" could take the region "backwards to even darker times."

Speaking at a press conference in the Belgian capital, Brussels, Mogherini warned that Trump's decision "has a very worrying potential impact."

"It is a very fragile context and the announcement has the potential to send us backwards to even darker times than the ones we're already living in," she added.

Trump's move sparked worldwide condemnations with warnings of more tensions in the occupied territories, according to Presstv.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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