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21.12.2017

The US threatened the consequences of the "wrong" vote on Jerusalem in the UN

The US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, sent a warning to colleagues from a number of states about the consequences of an incorrect vote at the General Assembly of the World Organization. This is reported by Bloomberg.

"President of the United States Donald Trump will closely follow this vote and ask for a report on those countries that voted against us. We will take note of every vote on this issue, "the letter says, the authenticity of which was confirmed by diplomats from four countries.

Later Haley wrote on her Twitter. that "in the United Nations, we (the US) are always asked to do more and give more. And, when we make a decision on the will of the American people about where to place our OUR embassy, ​​we do not expect criticism from those to whom we helped. "

6 December Trump instructed the State Department to begin work on the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Many world leaders have criticized this decision.

18 December, the United States vetoed a resolution of the UN Security Council, which did not recognize the change in the status of Jerusalem. Washington considered her to be an "insult". For the adoption of the resolution, the remaining 14 states voted.

Israel proclaimed Jerusalem its capital after the end of the War of Independence in 1949. In 1967, after the Six Day War, he seized East Jerusalem and united it with the Western, but the UN did not recognize this. Embassies of countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel are located mainly in Tel Aviv, Ramat-Gan and Herzliya.

A source: Lenta.ru

Tags: USA, UN, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Politics, International Relations