The white house announced that trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6
WASHINGTON, 6 Dec. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump recognizes Wednesday Jerusalem the capital of Israel. About this was announced on December 5 the representatives of the White house at a briefing for journalists.
“The President will announce that the U.S. government recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He sees this as a recognition of the validity”, — said in the White house.
Representatives of the Washington administration pointed out that the American leader was based on “historical reality”.
“Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people, the Jewish faith since ancient times, they explained. In Jerusalem is the Israeli government, the judiciary in the face of the Supreme court.” According to the representative of the White house, the President understands that the status of Jerusalem “is a very sensitive issue”.
The safety of American citizens
The United States also developed a plan to ensure the safety of American citizens after the announcement of the Embassy in Israel. “Us agencies have developed and implemented a robust plan to ensure the safety of our citizens and assets in the middle East,” — said in the White house.
“Obviously, we are concerned about the protection of citizens and officials of the United States anywhere in the world, including the middle East, — said the representatives of the Washington administration. — All relevant agencies, government security agencies, the United States participated in this decision. They presented their assessment of the situation.”
The White house stressed they would “act accordingly, based on these estimates to provide the level of protection it deems necessary.”
According to the newspaper Politico, last week the US state Department on secret channels, warned American embassies around the world about the need to improve security ahead of the announcement of trump on moving the Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The delay of the transfer of the Embassy in Israel
In addition, it is reported that the President notify Congress to defer moving the us Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem for another six months. “The President will sign the notice of deferment to avoid significant cuts in funding of the state Department, which is required by the law,” — said in the White house.