The UN on Thursday voted to convict Donald Trump’s resolution to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, regardless of opposition and veto ability from the U.S..
BREAKING: UN General Assembly votes 128-9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital `null and void’
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The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted Thursday to condemn President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, despite Trump’s threats to punish countries that voted against the U.S. position, reported LATimes.
The decision passed in a difficulty meeting with 128 in favor, 9 opposed and 35 abstentions.
The resolution price is mostly figurative, showing how deserted the U.S. is in the move.
President Trump on Wednesday submitted he might cut U.S. aid to governments that voted in favor of the resolution, and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley informed that she will be “taking names” of countries that opposed the U.S.
”Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.” said Trump.
Palestinians demand part of the city as their capital in a planned independent state and the U.S. acknowledgment of Jerusalem turned around decades of internattional agreement on the political status of the divided city.
Riad Malki, Palestinian Foreign Minister said that history would keep in mind those who “stand by what is right” and that U.N. was facing an “unprecedented test” .