Israeli official downplays Trump’s warning of price to be paid for embassy move

An Israeli official is downplaying a remark made by Donald Trump yesterday in which the US president said Israel would pay a heavy price to compensate for Washington’s decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

“National Security Adviser Bolton clarified his (Trump’s) remarks earlier today, and Israel is very pleased with the excellent visit by the national security adviser, which further strengthens the strong relations between Israel and the United States,” an official says, referring to an earlier assertion from the NSA that there would be no quid pro quo involved in the embassy move.

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