Square near new US embassy in Jerusalem to be named after Trump

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 08, 2018, 05:25 PM IST

File photo of Jerusalem. Photograph:(Reuters)

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has announced his plans to name the square near the US embassy site as the " United States Square in honour of President Donald Trump".

A media report quoted the mayor saying that they were naming the square in the honour of Trump to show their love and respect for the president and the American people. 

He added that the gesture was for the American people who "always stood by there side".

The naming will be celebrated in an official event in future with American dignitaries.

In December last year, Trump had recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal and had decided to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

The move had created an upheaval in the Middle East with Turkey, Iran and Saudia Arabia condemning the move.