Turkish president Recep Erdogan has said that Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel has put the region into a ‘ring of fire’.
He made the announcement simultaneously as the UAE denounced the decision while Iraq demanded that the U.S. administration changes its position. It’s not just Brits who fight over sun loungers at the beach The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S.
President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and its repercussions for any chances of reviving Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
‘Taking this type of step puts the world, especially the region, in a ring of fire. Hey Trump, what do you want to do? What kind of approach is this? Political leaders do not stir things up, they seek to make peace,’ Erdogan said in Ankara. Meanwhile the United Arab Emirates said in a statement:
‘The ministry expressed deep concern over the repercussions of this decision on the region’s stability as it inflames the emotions of the Arab and Muslim people due to the status of Jerusalem in the conscience of Arabs and Muslims.’ Major U.S. allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem.