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The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to condemn on Thursday to recognize the President Trump the decision of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The 128 member States of the UN General Assembly voted to move to condemn Trump, with only seven other countries in the accession of the United States and Israel in voting against the resolution. There were 35 abstentions.
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley
The vote was taken, shortly after the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and issued a strong warning to States that support the resolution — and reminds the General Assembly of the financial help Washington provides both the UN and many member States.
“We notice it when we are called once again to the world’s greatest contribution to the United Nations,” she said. “And, we will remind, in so many countries, and calls come to us, as they so often do, even more numbers, and to use our influence and to use it for their advantage.”
Haley added that the Thursday vote “will make a difference, like the Americans, the U. consider n and as we look at the country, the lack of respect that will remain with us in the U. N., and this vote in your memory.”
The resolution was co-sponsored by Turkey, Chairman of the summit of the organization of Islamic cooperation, and Yemen, the Chairman of the Arab group meeting at the U. N.
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Haley ‘ s hazards-both on the floor of the General Assembly, and on Twitter — drew sharp criticism from the supporters of the resolution, who accused the US of intimidation.
“This is bullying”,” Turkish foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said. “It is unethical to think that our votes for sale.”
Çavuşoğlu added that the USA “may be strong, but that doesn’t make you right.”
Trump’s decision, which he announced, begin to move at the beginning of this month, during a speech, ordering the State Department to the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, rankled many in the global community. Critics fear that the President’s words inflame tensions throughout the Middle East, and doom any hope of a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians for control of Jerusalem.
Although democratic and Republican presidents have already confirmed a long time to move that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, Trump’s Declaration to the Embassy, to Jerusalem. Dec. 6 dead from decades of U.S. policy and the international consensus that the fate should be decided by Jerusalem through negotiations.
Protests against President Trump to recognize the decision of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital is a vote, regardless of the outcome of the Thursday.
The Palestinians are seeking a vote in the General Assembly after the United States supports on Monday vetoed a resolution from the 14 other U. N. Security Council members, the required Trump to withdraw his Declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy there. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem, home to important Muslim, Jewish and Christian Holy sites, as their capital.
“In a few days the world will celebrate the birth of Christ,” Palestinian foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki on Thursday. “But the lights do not light up in Jersalem.”
Despite the condemnation, the trump management research is not with the cave to the international pressure, with Haley serving notice that they “will be under the name,” the voices of the resolution on Thursday.
The Trump administration’s actions reminded some veterans of U. N. diplomats in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2002, when then-President George W. Bush has launched a campaign against France and other opponents of the military action, which they refused to support a security Council resolution to authorize war. The resolution, which was the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, press and the USA is backed up, was withdrawn by the British because she was sure to be beaten as a result of strong Council opposition.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.