King Abdullah II of Jordan, who’s country receives $1.275 billion a year in foreign aid from the U.S., has come out as strong opponent of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv.
The leaders of Romania and Honduras recently announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump.
Yesterday, the Jordan’s state-run Petra news agency announced that Jordan’s King had scrapped a planned visit to Romania following the Romanian Prime Minister’s comments about following on Trump’s decision and moving her country’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The [King’s] decision came in solidarity with Jerusalem, following Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila’s remarks on Sunday, expressing the intention to move her country’s embassy to Jerusalem,” Petra News Agency reported.
The decision to move the embassy, would make Romania the first European country to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem. Meanwhile, the European Union’s position continue to be that the status of Jerusalem should be decided in negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in December 2017 and moved U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018.