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Iran Hails Global “No” to US Despite Intimidation

22 December 2017 17:37

Iran’s foreign minister praised the international community’s rejection of the US president’s decision to recognize Al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist entity after a resounding majority of UN member states defied threats by the US to declare Trump’s plan “null and void”.

In a tweet on Thursday night, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the UN General Assembly’s latest vote as “a resounding global NO to Trump regime’s thuggish intimidation.”

It came after the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution asking nations not to locate diplomatic missions in the city of Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The non-binding resolution was approved at a UN General Assembly emergency meeting on Thursday with 128 votes in favor and nine against, while 35 countries abstained.

It passed despite intimidation by US President Donald Trump, who had threatened on Wednesday to eliminate financial aid to member states who would vote against his decision, while Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, had warned that she would be “taking names” of those countries.

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