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Pence pressures Paraguayan president to reconsider Israel-embassy reversal
Congratulating Benitez on Wednesday on his new role, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence “strongly encouraged” him to “follow through with Paraguay’s previous commitment to move the embassy as a sign of the historic relationship the country has maintained with both Israel and the United States,” according to a White House statement.
Turkey to open embassy in Paraguay after policy-reversal on Israeli capital
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez to reconsider the decision to undo his predecessor’s move.
Israel shutters diplomatic doors in Paraguay after it moves embassy back to Tel Aviv
“Israel views with utmost gravity the extraordinary decision by Paraguay, which will cloud bilateral relations,” the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday.
White House lauds Paraguay embassy move to Jerusalem
“We thank our Western Hemisphere partner for joining us in recognizing Israel’s capital and encouraging additional moves,” said a statement issued by Washington.
Paraguay inaugurates its new embassy in Jerusalem
“The opening of the embassy holds special meaning because it expresses the sincere friendship and the brave solidarity between Paraguay and Israel,” said Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes.
Abbas thanks Venezuela, encourages Latin American nations not to move embassies
The statement came as Paraguay said it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem later this month on the heels of a similar move by Guatemala.
President of Paraguay to move embassy to Jerusalem
The central South American nation joins the United States, Honduras and Guatemala in committing to the move.
Paraguay and Honduras ready ‘in principle’ to move embassies to Jerusalem
According to Israel’s Army Radio, the countries have conditioned their moves on an official visit to their countries by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.