British Prime Minister Theresa May criticized President Trump on Wednesday for jeopardizing the "prospects of peace" in the Middle East" by officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump announced the move Wednesday afternoon, casting it as a "long overdue step" after his predecessors failed to make the same change during each of their presidencies.

"We disagree with the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement," May said in a statement.

"Our position on the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-standing: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states," May added.

The British leader said her country has "no plans to move" its own embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

May's opposition to the historic decision comes at a time of great tension between the British government and Trump administration.

Trump drew the ire of May late last month after he retweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos from far-right British leader Jayda Fransen, whom various MPs have described as "fascist" and "evil."

"I'm very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do," May had said.

The president on Wednesday said his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital did not equal a decision on "the final boundaries of Israeli sovereignty" in the Holy City.