Statement from the Press Secretary on the Move of the Paraguayan Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The State Department says President Donald Trump is "on the same page" with the rest of U.S. government with his fiery threat to North Korea. Nauert said the White Hou


Office of the Press Secretary


May 22, 2018

The United States welcomes the move of the Paraguayan Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. We thank our Western Hemisphere partner for joining us in recognizing Israel’s capital and encourage additional moves. By being the first head of state to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to open an embassy there on May 14, 2018, President Trump reprised the role President Truman played 70 years ago when he was the first to recognize the State of Israel. We look forward to welcoming many more of our friends and allies in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.