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US Vetoes UN Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

19 December 2017 10:11

The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Zionist entity’s capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.

The veto cast by US Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted Washington’s isolation over Trump’s announcement that the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The policy shift by the Republican president, announced earlier this month, broke with international consensus, triggering protests and strong condemnation.

Key US allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that backed the measure asserting that any decisions on the status of Jerusalem “have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”

“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy,” Haley told the council after the veto.

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