Arab League Severs Ties With Guatemala Over Embassy Move

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he is received at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on May 16, 2018. (Photo by DEBBIE HILL / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DEBBIE HILL/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Arab League says it will no longer cooperate on any level with Guatemala because of the country’s decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Cairo-based organization says Wednesday it has abandoned a memorandum of understanding signed in 2013 and has severed relations with the Central American country.

Guatemala moved its embassy to Jerusalem earlier this month, following the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in disputed Jerusalem.