Guatemala FM defends Israel embassy move, says no reversal

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Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel listens questions during a news conference in Guatemala City, Tuesday. Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

GUATEMALA CITY — President Jimmy Morales’ top diplomat defended his decision to move Guatemala’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, rejecting on Tuesday international and domestic criticism after he followed Washington’s lead in announcing a switch.