Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador
Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador
Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move
08 December, 2017, 02:03
The State Department has issued a warning for US citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel.
"U.S. government facilities worldwide remain in a heightened state of alert", the warning read.
The statement further said, 'As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.
"The US decision to declare this sacred land (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel points towards the political bankruptcy of the fascist Trump regime".
The U.S. embassy in Jordan also posted its own security message, stating that it has suspended most services, limited the movement of its employees and their families, and would keep the children of embassy workers home from school on Thursday.
The warning went on to urge American citizens to be aware of local developments and remain in contact with USA embassies or consulates.
The department on Tuesday urged US citizens to avoid Jerusalem's Old City and the West Bank over fears of protests and violent reaction to the president's announcement.
"Trump's stupid decision. will be the big spark for removing this entity (Israel) from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces", the group's leader Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement.
For that reason, he reiterated what was established on June 4, 1967, with the restoration of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
"It is time for all civilized nations and people to respond to disagreement with reasoned debate-not senseless violence-and for young and moderate voices across the Middle East to claim for themselves a bright and handsome future".
"We caution against the risky repercussions of this decision on the stability of the region and the world", the government's statement said.
Turkey, a US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, threatened to sever ties with Israel if the USA were to make such a declaration and the Palestinians said they would cut off contact with their US government liaisons, CBS News reported.
A number of world powers, including Germany, Turkey, and Russian Federation, expressed grave concern over the Trump administration's decision.
Both Israelis and Palestinians lay claim to Jerusalem , although Israel has retained control over the city since 1967. Israel has struck Gaza Thursday night with warplanes and tanks, according to the Israeli army.
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