"I would like to thank President Trump for leading the way", he said.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales made the announcement during a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference in Washington on March 4.
Guatemala was one of only a handful of countries that backed Trump's December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
In a statement on the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, it called on Arab and Islamic nations "to take a firm stand against this move, which violates global law". Trump argued it was "nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality".
Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. Over 50 Palestinians have been killed in the three months since that announcment, a lot of them unarmed civilians killed by Israeli soldiers while participating in non-violent protests in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
Trump's threat to cut off all financial assistance to countries that voted against the resolution may have influenced the Guatemalan government which relies heavily on USA aid.
Prior to 1980, Guatemala and a dozen other countries maintained an embassy in Jerusalem.
The central American country announced on Sunday (4 March) that the move will take place in May, just two days after the United States relocates its embassy to Jerusalem.
"As a sovereign decision, we recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", Morales said.
Although Morales avoided impeachment, he failed in an attempt to expel the head of the body, the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, after criticism from the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.
As a Counselor of the Municipality of Jerusalem, I'm so delighted to a member of the city counsel that in our time, in a few months, the embassy from Tel Aviv will move right here, in the place behind me, already built.
Guatemalan lawyer Marco Vinicio Mejia challenged the Guatemalan President's decision in court, arguing that moving the embassy would be a violation of global law.
Once this all blows over, Qualcomm's shareholder meeting will be rescheduled to take place on or before the 6th of May. They were joined late Friday by five other members of Congress, led by Wisconsin Republican Mike Gallagher.
First, the Denver Broncos will look to free agency to try and find the answer to their two-year quarterback conundrum. The Jets have the major market appeal, along with the most cap space of the group and, well, desperation.
The first of the year's World Golf Championships is living up to its billing with six nations represented in the top 12 players. Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, at 5-under, sit just two off the lead heading into Friday.
Huge amounts of water saw pipes bursting as 130 engineer teams scrambled to fix "a large number of leaking pipes" in the capital. A number of water handout points have been set up in London to provide the worst affected people with fresh water.
As soon as I hit it I knew I hit a good shot. "Was pretty happy with the way I drove the ball and I think that was the key". American Xander Schauffele is tied in second place with Spanish pair Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia.
During his last start, Woods flashed some form as he gained 4.5 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.4 strokes with the putter. He missed the cut at Riviera, where he never won even at his best. "I need to keep building on it", Woods said.
Khloe , who is expecting with Tristan Thompson , enjoyed a daytime shopping spree with her siblings, according to TMZ . After her pregnancy announcement, Khloe has continued to share photos of her baby bump.
Her best finish on the LPGA are two tied-fifths at last year's Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Her sister Jessica won the LPGA event in Thailand last week . "I had some unfinished business here", Wie said.
Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in all the graft probes, often saying, "There will be nothing because there is nothing". Further complicating the situation, Trump's point man, Jared Kushner, has lost his top secret security clearance.
Law enforcement officials have identified him but are not releasing his name at this time, as they look for next of kin. The agency also tweeted that pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the White House has been affected by the incident.
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BJP, IPFT MLAs to meet on March 6 to elect leader
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Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday
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Blizzard teases Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch
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Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
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