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Irish ‘concerned’ over US Embassy move to Jerusalem

Ireland has joined the chorus opposing the United States moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a step that would anger the Palestinians.

British foreign minister Boris Johnson, right, and Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan attend an EU foreign ministers meeting at the European Council, in Brussels, on January 16, 2017. (AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND)
British foreign minister Boris Johnson, right, and Ireland’s Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan attend an EU foreign ministers meeting at the European Council, in Brussels, on January 16, 2017. (AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND)

Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan says he “would be concerned at any unilateral departure from what has been a long held position of the United Nations as far as the siting of embassies is concerned.”

Flanagan’s remarks come at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, where tensions between Israel and Palestinians are the subject of a meeting over lunch.

— with AP

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