Washington assesses whether or not to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 

US Vice President Mike pence announced over the weekend that the United States was assessing whether to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as seeking a way to forge a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, that would assure the security of the Jewish state. 

“We’re also reviewing additional steps to demonstrate America’s support including assessing whether the American embassy in Israel should be relocated to Jerusalem. And President Trump is personally invested in forging a lasting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sheldon (Adelson) and I were talking about that issue just tonight. Under President Trump, let me assure you America will support the negotiation process but as the president said, any agreement must be reached by both sides and where there will undoubtedly have to be compromises, know this: The Trump administration will never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel,” said Pence.

The American vice President took the opportunity, during his address to the annual Republican Jewish coalition, sent a strong signal to the Islamic Republic of Iran, that Washington will stand strong in the face of Tehran’s ongoing provocations. 

“We will stand strong in the face of ongoing provocations and efforts by Iran to destabilize the region across the wider Arab world. President Trump already put the leading state sponsor of terrorism on notice and we told the ayatollah in Tehran that they should check the calendar: there’s a new president in the Oval Office and his name is Donald Trump,” added Pence.

The White House put Iran “on notice” on February 2nd for test-firing a ballistic missile and said it was reviewing how to respond, taking an aggressive posture toward Tehran, as opposed to the previous administration of President Barack Obama that turned a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s reoccurring provocations in an ongoing effort by Washington to preserve the nuclear agreement, which President Obama claimed was the best way to limit Iran’s nuclear program.