TEHRAN, Dec. 06 (Press Shia) – President Trump just officially declared Al-Quds to be the capital of Israeli regime, upending decades of US diplomacy and threatening to spark massive unrest across the Muslim world.
Speaking in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump also announced his plan to eventually relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds and begin the difficult logistical work of building a new diplomatic facility in the disputed city, reported VOX.
“Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like any other sovereign nation to determine its own capital,” Trump said. “Acknowledging this is a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace.”
Trump described Al-Quds as the capital that “the Jewish people established in ancient times,” a line that may anger those in the Arab world who minimize, or deny, that Jews have had a historic connection to the city for millennia.
The president said the US “would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides” — at least nominally maintaining Washington’s commitment to a cornerstone of US foreign policy for decades — and called on both sides to maintain the existing status quo in the city.
And although Trump declared Al-Quds to be Israeli regime’s capital, he explicitly didn’t call it the undivided capital of Israel.