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US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital alarming, Kalın says

US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital alarming, Kalın says Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Supports US Recognizing City as Israel's Capital
Eleena Tovar | 06 Diciembre, 2017, 10:46

U.S. President Donald Trump is considering moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem and formal recognition of the city as Israel's capital, according to media reports. Last week, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said that he was close to a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Trump administration's alleged indication that that the US may accept Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel has created shock waves of severe criticism within the Middle East and beyond, but the Israeli cabinet member tasked with managing the city's affairs says there's nothing to worry about.

"Such a step will dismiss the peace process in the Middle East, which is already in a fragile state, and cause new tensions and conflicts in the Middle East. We hope that the U.S. administration will not make such fatal mistake".

The leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Tuesday criticized a possible U.S. plan to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters yesterday that his country's position towards Jerusalem had not changed, warning that if the US declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel the situation would be catastrophic, the Anadolu Agency reported.

"The status of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque have been determined by international agreements".