The UK disagrees with US President Donald Trump’s “unhelpful” decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel, says British Prime Minister Theresa May.
In a statement issued on Wednesday night, May said Trump’s declaration earlier in the day jeopardized the “prospects of peace” in the Middle East.
“We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement,” May said in a statement.
“Our position on the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-standing: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states,” May added.
The British leader said London had “no plans to move” its own embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
Earlier, she said there a sovereign and viable Palestinian state was a…