Jerusalem US Embassy Move

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has said that his country will not be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until after a final peace accord is signed between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Ynetnews reported.

Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea revealed on a talk show on Thursday that the government had begun the formalities to move the embassy to Jerusalem in line with United States earlier decision to do so. The final decision is now up to President Klaus Iohannis.

"That Israel has a capital, that the Jewish people have had a capital for 3,000 years and that it is called Jerusalem is incontestable".

"Moving the embassy to Jerusalem can and I believe will bring short, medium and long-term benefits for Romania and we must use this huge chance and opportunity". The Romanian government and foreign ministry did not immediately confirm the information.

Iohannis also said that Romania's President is the figure responsible for main foreign policy decisions. Last week, Dancila named Netanyahu's personal physician Herman Berkovitz as her honorary advisor. Dragnea can not be Prime Minister of Romania because he was sentenced for buying votes.

Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, said in a television interview Thursday that the government had chose to move the embassy from Tel Aviv.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.

Dragnea came out in favor of the idea a year ago, soon after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the U.S. embassy would be relocated there.

However, neither move was recognised by the worldwide community and the Palestinians see the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state.

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