Speaking at his official swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the United States will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem “years ahead” of schedule.
Flanked by the President, the nation’s top diplomat vowed to follow through on President Trump’s historic decision to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital; fulfilling years of empty American promises to one of its strongest allies.
“We will soon move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem years ahead of schedule,” Pompeo told reporters.
“We will employ tough diplomacy when necessary to put the interest of the American people first,” he added. “I will work to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights and defend their values and I will make sure that America is always a respected and principled leader on the world stage.”
Watch the Secretary of State’s comments above.