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Germany doesn't support Trump on Jerusalem

ANI  |  Berlin [Germany] 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rued United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognise as Israel's capital.

"The German does not support this position because the status of is to be resolved in the framework of a two-state solution," Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert said, in a statement on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday, after Trump's announcement, the United States became the first country in the to recognise as the capital of

In line with this announcement, the US is also shifting its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, again becoming the first country to take such a step.

With this step, Trump has fulfilled one of its campaign promises and reversed decades-long US policy on this matter.

is considered a sacred place, which is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites. However, it is also a disputed territory, contested by both and Palestine, which sees it as a capital of its future state.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 22:10 IST
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