World Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move not this year or next

18:50  08 december  2017
18:50  08 december  2017 Source:   CNN

Trump considers when and how to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - Pence

  Trump considers when and how to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - Pence President Donald Trump is actively considering "when and how" to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday. Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state.Trump has vowed to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem but in June he signed a waiver to keep it in Tel Aviv.

issued by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . Trump listened closely to the warnings over the next hour (“it was a very intense exchange,” TAC was Moreso, he argued, the U.S. did not need to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem immediately—which

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press conference with the Qatari foreign minister in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017. © KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a press conference with the Qatari foreign minister in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."

Speaking in Paris with his French counterpart, Tillerson said that President Donald Trump had ordered the State Department to "start the process of making the move" but that it would take time. They still needed to acquire a site, make construction and building plans, ensure necessary authorizations and then build the embassy itself.

He also said that Trump's decision does not "indicate any final status for Jerusalem," adding that the "final status would be left to the parties to negotiate and decide."

Netanyahu sees EU backing Jerusalem move .
<p>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.</p>He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.

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