US President Donald Trump is still deciding whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital amid warnings it would damage Middle East peace efforts.

Jordan’s foreign minister says he has warned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of ‘dangerous consequences’ if it recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

US President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or whether to proceed immediately in moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

Jordan’s foreign minister Ayman Safadi said on Twitter he had warned Mr Tillerson the decision would trigger widespread anger across the Arab and Muslim world.

He also felt it would undermine the efforts to achieve peace.

In a tweet, Mr Safadi said: “Spoke with #US Secretary of State Tillerson on dangerous consequences of recognising Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Such a decision would trigger anger across #Arab #Muslim worlds, fuel tension & jeopardise peace efforts.”

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