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Kremlin fears US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem will raise regional tensions

May 14, 12:54 UTC+3

The opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem will take place on May 14

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SOCHI, May 14. /TASS/. Moscow fears that the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem will raise regional tensions, Acting Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"Yes, we do have such concerns as we have already said," he pointed out.

The opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem will take place on May 14. US President Donald Trump made a decision to move the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on December 6, 2017.

The status of Jerusalem is one of the key issues concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel, who seized the eastern part of the city during the 1967 war, insists that Jerusalem is the single and indivisible capital of the country, while Palestinians wish to make the eastern part of the city the capital of their state.

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