Trump Says He Will Not Move Us Embassy to Jerusalem for Now

تم نشره في Sun 8 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
  • US president Donald Trump - (EPA)

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump late Saturday said he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem until after pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Referring to efforts to forge a peace between the two sides that has eluded career diplomats for decades, Trump said on former governor Mike Huckabee's TV show, "I wanna give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem." "We're gonna make a decision in the not too distant future, the president said, adding but for now, the peace push comes first".

Trump declared on Sept.18 during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians became "possible", stressing that his administration would do its utmost to reach it.

"We are giving it (peace) absolute go. There is a good chance it could happen. Most people would say 'there’s no chance whatsoever," US president highlighted on the side-lines of the annual UN General Assembly.

He also added "I think Israel would like to see it. I think the Palestinians would like to see it. I can tell you the Trump administration would like to see it."