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Trump tells Abbas intends to move embassy to Jerusalem: Abbas spokesman


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) meets with US President Donald Trump (R) in New York, United States on September 21, 2017.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) meets with US President Donald Trump (R) in New York, United States on September 21, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmolud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Abbas’s spokesman said.

The statement did not say whether Trump elaborated on the the timing of such a move.

“President Mahmoud Abbas received a telephone call from U.S. President Donald Trump in which he notified the President (Abbas) of his intention to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said in a statement.

“President Abbas warned of the dangerous consequences such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, security and stability of the region and of the world,” Abu Rdainah said.

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