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Arab league chief says moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would be explosive for Middle East
February 16, 2017 / 1:24 PM / 7 months ago

Arab league chief says moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would be explosive for Middle East

FILE PHOTO - A Palestinian demonstrator holds placard during a protest against a promise by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to re-locate U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, in the West Bank near Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would be explosive for the situation in the Middle East, Egypt’s state news MENA reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump backed away on Wednesday from commitment to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Eric Knecht; editing by John Stonestreet

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