Only 9 countries supported the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The United Nations (UN) had criticized the move to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel by the American President Donald Trump.
UN made the opposition through voting thereby urged the United States of America to withdraw the plan, on a serious note.
Report noted that in the voting, about 128 countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan voted in favor of the resolution, while 35 countries including Canada, Mexico and Australia abstained.
Before the voting, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, in a statement warned those against Trump’s decision. He said; “The US will remember this day, in which it was singled out in this Assembly, for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when, once again, we are called up to make the world’s largest contribution to the UN and we will remember it when many countries come calling on us to pay even more, and to use our influence for their benefit.”
Again, the American President also warned those voting in favor of the resolution.
According to President Trump, “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then, they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us, we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”
It was gathered that only 9 countries supported the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the last vote took place at a rare emergency session of the 193-member UN General Assembly.
Before now, US had announced the move of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.