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UN Plans Vote Rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Decision

The United Nations Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution that would essentially reverse President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The one-page text “demands all States comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions.”  

According to a Reuters report, the resolution is only a draft and although it does not specifically name Trump or the U.S. in the text, it does imply that any decisions to change the status of Jerusalem will have no effect. 

The resolution, brought by Arab foreign ministers, is unlikely to be adopted since the U.S. has a permanent veto on the Security Council, which is made up of 15 member nations. 

The resolution will need nine votes to pass with no vetoes by the US, France, Britain, Russia, and China.

Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy earlier this month when he announced America would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that generated outrage in the Islamic world. The president said he was also moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Trump’s decision as “the just and right thing to do.”

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