By Azania Post Reporter and Agencies
AMERICANS living in Sudan have been cautioned to take precautionary measures against any act of violence or demonstration that would be resulted from the US president Donald Trump’s decision to announce Jerusalem as capital city of Israel.
Yesterday, the US embassy in Khartoum released a travel warning for Americans living in Sudan to void areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.”
According to a released statement U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent”.
The mission also reminded the U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.
“Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates,” read the statement.
It said that activities in the mission would be limited, especially on Friday, due to a high risk of protests.
A similar statement was also issued by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.
Despite widespread international opposition,Trump on Wednesday announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
According to Trump, the U.S. State Department has been told to begin preparations for relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s Jerusalem policy triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and other Muslim countries.
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem -- now occupied by Israel -- might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.