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EU fears 'darker times' over US Jerusalem move

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is worrying and could send the region back to darker times.

 

Mogherini said that Trump's Jerusalem announcement "has a very worrying potential impact."

 

She said that "the announcement has the potential to send us backwards to even darker times than the one we are already living in."

 

Mogherini called for calm and appealed for the "the status quo of the holy places" in Jerusalem to be preserved.

 

She also warned that Trump's "move could diminish the potential role that the United States could play in the region and create more confusion around this."