Britain's Labour Party candidate for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan speaks during a hustings event in London, Britain March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
ISLAMABAD - 7 December 2017: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed serious concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and said Trump does not understand war politics.
“I’m very concerned…Trump doesn’t understand war politics, the offence he is causing,” he said while speaking in Geo News program Capital Talk, which will air tonight at 8:05pm, Geo News reported on Thursday.
Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.
"I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said from the White House. "It's the right thing to do."
Sadiq described Trump’s speech as “dangerous” and said the whole world needs to unite to “tell Trump that he is wrong” and lobby to get the US to change its stance.
“Jerusalem has to be part of the peace negotiations…the whole world believes that. France, UK, and others have also condemned the move,” he said.
The London mayor, however, emphasised the need to be peaceful and not resort to violence while protesting the move.