The Syrian government warned on Wednesday of the dangerous consequences of US President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Al-Quds as the Israeli capital.
“This is a dangerous initiative by the US administration that clearly exemplifies the United States’ contempt for international law,” a foreign ministry official quoted by the official SANA news agency said.
“Syria condemns in the strongest possible terms the US president’s move to transfer the US embassy to occupied Al-Quds and recognize the holy city as the capital of the Israeli occupation,” the foreign ministry said.
Meanwhile, the Syrian foreign ministry official quoted by the state news agency pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia.
“The US president and his regional allies will bear responsibility for this decision’s dangerous consequences,” the official said.
“The US president wouldn’t have dared to take such an initiative without an alliance with Arab regimes that plotted and continue to plot against Syria and the Palestinian cause.”
A senior Trump administration official said the president would make the announcement Wednesday from the White House, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger unrest in the Middle East.
Washington plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds as a result of that decision.