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Iraq militia threatens United States forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Iraq militia threatens United States forces after Trump Jerusalem move

The U.S. State Department has issued a "worldwide caution" warning after President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the American embassy there.

"As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling", it reads.

"As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling", it reads.

"The US decision to declare this sacred land (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel points towards the political bankruptcy of the fascist Trump regime".

The State Department previously issued a travel warning for Israel on April 11, 2017.

In addition, the USA embassy in London posted an urgent "security message" on its verified Twitter account, warning Americans in Great Britain "of the need for caution and personal awareness" after the president's controversial declaration.

The department on Tuesday urged us citizens to avoid Jerusalem's Old City and the West Bank over fears of protests and violent reaction to the president's announcement.




He also proclaimed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric and separatist leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said, "President Trump's unilateral, dictatorial and unjust decision is shocking".

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

When asked Tuesday whether the president is concerned about violence, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, "A number of things have been looked at that have been weighed into the president's decision".

Terming the United States decision "naive" and "dangerous" for global peace, the separatists said these unilateral and anti-Muslim decisions were bound to deteriorate and damage the already fragile peace and tranquillity of the world.

The U.S embassy has been located in Tel Aviv for seven decades.