New Delhi: Despite widespread opposition on the international level, US has adhered to its decision to set up Israeli capital in Jerusalem. US State Department Spokesperson Helena White told this to Inquilab an Urdu Daily. On the question that is there any change in US foreign policy after president Donald Trump took office? She said our policy is to strengthen international relations and unity and we are successfully moving towards it. She claimed that ties have been strengthened with the Middle East.
On the question that the whole world including India is against declaring Jerusalem as Israeli capital, is the US still stuck to its decision despite that? Ms Helene said it is true that the US has decided to shift its embassy in Jerusalem in May. Talks are going on in this regard. Construction of the building will take time.
When asked the US says the attack on Iraq was a mistake, is it the effect of a change in foreign policy? Ms Helene said I don’t want to know history because the focus today is on defeating ISIS. US wants to free Iraq from ISIS.