Europeans rip U.S. plans

Tillerson gets cold welcome from EU leaders


Photographs by AP/VIRGINIA MAYO

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s top diplomat, arrive for a news conference Tuesday in Brussels after Tillerson faced a chilly reception at a foreign-policy conference. Mogherini said the EU saw the Trump administration’s possible announcement regarding Jerusalem as a threat to peace in the Middle East.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reception Tuesday in Brussels was distinctly chilly, as disappointment among European diplomats in President Donald Trump's nationalistic tone and insulting messages on Twitter built into quiet fury on the eve of an expected announcement that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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