WATCH: EU Foreign Policy Chief's Grin While Rebuffing Netanyahu Over Trump's Jerusalem Move Is Priceless

Mogherini hits back at Netanyahu: We won't follow suit with relocating embassy to Jerusalem

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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks about Trump's Jerusalem move on Dec 11, 2017
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks about Trump's Jerusalem move on Dec 11, 2017Credit: Screenshot
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After meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that EU member states will not be relocating their embassies to Jerusalem.

Mogherini spoke of Netanyahu, saying that "he expects others to follow Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. He can keep his expectations for others — because from the EU member states' side this move will not come."

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She continued speaking about her meeting with Netanyahu about the peace process and the current situation in Jerusalem.

In response to a comment from Netanyahu that peace must be built on reality, Mogherini said, "You want three states, four, five, ten? Two states are the only viable and realistic option."

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Mogherini further asserted the EU's commitment to the peace process, saying, "we are not working on a specific European Union initiative, [but] are not simply sitting in a waiting-for-Godot attitude."

In her comments, she criticized the Trump administration's decision to move the U.S. embassy, saying that an international and regional framework is necessary for negotiations to take root.

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