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    The Latest: Tillerson says embassy move could take years

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it will likely take several years before the United States opens an embassy in Jerusalem.
    Tillerson is holding a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris. He says it will “take some time” to acquire a site for the embassy, develop building and construction plans, obtain authorizations from the Israeli government and actually build the embassy.
    Tillerson says it won’t happen this year, and probably not in 2018.
    He also says Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital “did not indicate any final status for Jerusalem.”
    He says the United States is making clear that Jerusalem’s borders will be left to Israelis and Palestinians to “negotiate and decide.”
     
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital angered Palestinians and sparked protests across the region.
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