JERUSALEM ( Reuters) - Israel has decided to grant an additional 700 square meters to the US embassy in Jerusalem, Jerusalem's
mayor said on Thursday. Nair said in a statement , "I am proud to approve the expansion of the US Embassy building in the capital of the state of Israel ," adding " the embassy was the transfer of a historic step by President Trump, who explained to the whole world that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Israel."

"We will continue to help the US administration expand its activities in the capital, and we will be happy to open additional embassies to many countries in Jerusalem," Barakat concluded. 

On December 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and the transfer of his country's embassy.