WASHINGTON MERGES US GENERAL-CONSULATE WITH NEWLY-FOUNDED JERUSALEM EMBASSY INTO A SINGLE DIPLOMATIC MISSION




Mustafa AY – TDO – 19.10.2018 On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that US General-Consulate, which is currently serving Palestinians in Jerusalem, will be merged with US Embassy of Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission. Pompeo assured that the new embassy, which is being deemed as illegal by most of UN member-states, will serve more efficient and effective. Pompeo asserted that Washington’s diplomatic policies for Palestine in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza Strip will not be altered with this. Lastly, Pompeo highlighted that President Donald Trump persists in facilitating the peace process in the region.