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Muslim nations warn Trump over planned Jerusalem decision


Added 12-05-17 05:59:02pm EST - “International leaders have condemned the decision as "dangerous" and irresponsible.” - Thinkprogress.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thinkprogress.org: “Muslim nations warn Trump over planned Jerusalem decision”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump reportedly told regional leaders on Tuesday that he intends to finally make good on campaign promises to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a controversial move presidents have historically avoided. The announcement went over poorly with a number of world leaders, who warned of the likely ramifications.

Numerous majority-Muslim nations specifically warned Trump that the decision would have “dangerous” consequences for the international community.

“Mr. Trump! Jerusalem is a red line for Muslims,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned in a televised speech on Tuesday. “We could go as far as cutting diplomatic ties with Israel over the issue,” Erdoğan continued.

Other regional leaders expressed similar sentiments. King Abdullah of Jordan warned Trump, saying the move would have “dangerous repercussions on the stability and security of the region.” (Jordan is the custodian of Muslim sites in Jerusalem.) Arab League head Ahmed Aboul Ghei warned that the decision “would have repercussions”, a caution echoed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Saudi ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman also expressed displeasure with the move on Monday.

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