Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could endanger U.S. diplomats and Marine guards there and elsewhere in the region – “and needlessly so” – State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Wednesday.
He said the Obama administration, like previous ones, believes relocating the embassy “is not a good idea.”
“It’s not constructive to the overall peace process. It could actually put some of our people, some of our troops, those that work at the embassy, in harm’s way, and needlessly so.”
“It could exacerbate tensions not just there but elsewhere in the region too,” Kirby added, “because it could exacerbate the tensions that already exist between Israelis and Palestinians. There and elsewhere in the region.”
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