The State Department denied Tuesday that it has halted plans to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem, which had served as the US’ de facto Embassy to the Palestinians until it was shuttered by former President Donald Trump.

“We remain committed to opening a consulate in Jerusalem. We continue to believe it can be an important way for our country to engage with and provide support to the Palestinian people,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, later clarifying that he was referring to the “reopening” of the former diplomatic building.

“We’re continuing to discuss this with our Israeli and our Palestinian partners, and will continue to consult with members of Congress as well,” he added.

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