Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move not this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something ...

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 2:52 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 2:52 PM

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."

Speaking in Paris with his French counterpart, Tillerson said that President Donald Trump had ordered the State Department to "start the process of making the move" but that it would take time. They still needed to acquire a site, make construction and building plans, ensure necessary authorizations and then build the embassy itself.

He also said that Trump's decision does not "indicate any final status for Jerusalem"

Trump's decision upended seven decades of US foreign policy

He also said that Trump's decision does not "indicate any final status for Jerusalem," adding that the "final status would be left to the parties to negotiate and decide."

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