India, 100 Nations Vote At UN Towards US Recognition To Jerusalem

India, 100 Nations Vote At UN Against US Recognition To Jerusalem

Jerusalem vote: Donald Trump had threatened to chop off monetary support to international locations that voted in favour

United Nations:  Greater than 100 international locations together with India defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favour of a United Nations Common Meeting decision calling for america to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump had threatened to chop off monetary support to international locations that voted in favour. A complete of 128 international locations backed the decision, 9 voted towards and 35 abstained.

Trump’s risk appeared to have some influence, with extra international locations abstaining and rejecting the decision than often related to Palestinian-related resolutions.

Nonetheless, Washington discovered itself remoted on the world stage as lots of its Western and Arab allies voted for the measure.

Forward of the vote, america stated it was “singled out for assault” on the United Nations over Jerusalem, which holds Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy websites.
 

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A complete of 128 international locations backed the decision, 9 voted towards and 35 abstained. (File)

“America will bear in mind today through which it was singled out for assault within the Common Meeting for the very act of exercising our proper as a sovereign nation,” US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, informed the 193-member Common Meeting.

“We are going to bear in mind it once we are referred to as upon to as soon as once more make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations, and so many international locations come calling on us, as they so typically do, to pay much more and to make use of our affect for his or her profit,” she stated.

Earlier this month, Trump reversed many years of US coverage by asserting america recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would transfer its embassy there.

The standing of Jerusalem is likely one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, who have been livid over Trump’s transfer. The worldwide group doesn’t acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the complete metropolis.

The vote was referred to as on the request of Arab and Muslim international locations. America, backing its ally Israel, vetoed the decision on Monday within the 15-member UN Safety Council.

The remaining 14 Safety Council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-drafted decision, which didn’t particularly point out america or Trump however which expressed “deep remorse at latest choices regarding the standing of Jerusalem.”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan informed america it couldn’t purchase Turkey’s help in Thursday’s vote.

“Mr. Trump, you can not purchase Turkey’s democratic will along with your ,” Erdogan stated in a speech in Ankara.

“I hope and count on america will not get the consequence it expects from there (the United Nations) and the world will give an excellent lesson to america,” Erdogan stated.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a “home of lies” forward of the vote.

“The State of Israel completely rejects this vote, even earlier than (the decision’s) approval,” Netanyahu stated in a speech within the port metropolis of Ashdod.

© Thomson Reuters 2017

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