World accuses Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem status

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 18:20

US allies condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 

France and the United Kingdom said that they did not support the decision and Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible".

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "historic" and said he was sure more countries would follow suit.

On Wednesday, the US president said that he had "determined it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel".

"I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians," he said.