The UN Security Council voted 14-1 in favour of a resolution calling on the US to rescind its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The resolution, which was vetoed by the US, stated “any decisions and action which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the holy city of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”
British Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft said,
“The status of Jerusalem should be determined through a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states.”
Vetoing the resolution, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said,
“The fact that the veto is being done in defence of American sovereignty and in defence of America’s role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council.”
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