The UK government says Britain has no plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds and still disagrees with the US decision to do so.
“The PM said in December when the announcement was first made that we disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday.
“The British embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it,” the spokesman told reporters.
He was speaking on a day when Washington opened its embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds, a controversial move that has already led to the death of dozens of Palestinians and is guaranteed to stir more violence in the occupied Palestinian lands.
An American delegation including White House officials and major Republican Party donors officially opened the American Embassy in the holy city on Monday.