U.S. warns against 'provocations' after Jerusalem march approved

AFP |
Published: 06.09.21 , 23:00
The United States on Wednesday urged Israelis and Palestinians to avoid "provocations" and preserve a ceasefire after Israel approved a controversial nationalist march in Jerusalem.
"We believe it's essential to refrain from steps that exacerbate tensions," State Department spokesman Ned Price said when asked about the march.
He said the United States was engaged in diplomacy and wanted to do "everything we can to try to prevent escalations or provocations that might provide a spark to renew violence."