‘Don’t move em­bassy’

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

PARIS: French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Marc Ayrault says that if the US moved its em­bassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it would be a provo­ca­tion that would have “ex­tremely se­ri­ous con­se­quences”.

Ayrault added that he thought US pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump would not be able to make the move, which was in­di­cated by his pick for am­bas­sador to Is­rael, David Fried­man.

Ayrault was speak­ing to broad­caster France 3 dur­ing a con­fer­ence in Paris on the Mid­dle East to try to re­vi­talise sup­port for a two-state so­lu­tion to the Pales­tinian-Is­raeli con­flict.

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