Clouds gather over the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City. Reuters

The status of Jerusalem is a complex issue that should be decided through Israel-Palestinian talks, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday.

"Any premature and unilateral action to alter the status of Jerusalem will impede progress for a peaceful resolution of the Middle East and Palestinian problem," the statement said.

MFA added that the future status of Jerusalem should be decided through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Trump announced "it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel" and that the U.S. would start the process of moving its embassy to the city.

While his move won applauds from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, politicians across the Middle East and Europe expressed their opposition, led by Palestinian officials.

Protests broke out in areas of Jordan's capital, Amman, inhabited by Palestinian refugees, and several hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul.