Trump delays decision on US embassy in Israel

US president’s spokesperson says decision will be declared in ‘coming days’

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U.S. President Donald Trump.

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s keenly awaited decision on whether to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem will not come by a Monday deadline, the White House said.

“The president has been clear on this issue from the get-go: It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley hours before the administration’s decision was due.

Trump was theoretically due Monday to decide whether to sign a legal waiver delaying by six months plans to move the US embassy to Occupied Jerusalem — as successive administrations have done at regular intervals for more than two decades.

“No action though will be taken on the waiver today and we will declare a decision on the waiver in the coming days,” Gidley said.

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