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After US, another country decides to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced of moving his country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 25, 2017 20:00 IST ]
After US, another country decides to move embassy to
After US, another country decides to move embassy to Jerusalem

Days after United States President Donald Trump created global uproar by de factor recognising holy city Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by moving the embassy, another country has decided to follow the suite.  

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced of moving his country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The moves comes days after the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted against the  United States' decision, terming it as a detterent to a resolution of Israel-Palestianian conflict.

"Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, we talked about the excellent relations we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the State of Israel," the President posted on Facebook.

He stressed that one of the most important issues to address was "the return of the Guatemalan Embassy to Jerusalem".

"I have given instructions to the Chancellor to initiate the respective coordination," the President said, referring to the transfer of his diplomatic mission to the holy city.

The President said recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is "the correct route" and that Israel is an "ally of Guatemala and we must support it".

Morales added that "we are absolutely certain that it is the right route", although only nine countries voted in support of the decision at the UN.

In addition to the US and Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo and Israel were among the nine countries supporting the status of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Morales added that during the 70 years of diplomatic relations with Israel, he has always considered Israel an ally whom it must support. 

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