Trump speaks with Palestinian leader Abbas: source

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 05, 2017 10:05 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday amid reports the United States is planning to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a source familiar with the call told Reuters.

A senior administration official said last week that Trump would likely make the announcement on Wednesday, a decision that would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East. Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said the president had not yet made a final decision.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina ChiacuEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)