Tuesday 26 March 2019

Trump will take UN vote on Jerusalem move 'personally'

Ms Haley has adopted a more aggressive stance at the UN (AP)
Ms Haley has adopted a more aggressive stance at the UN (AP)

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said President Donald Trump will take a General Assembly vote on a resolution criticising his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital "personally".

Nikki Haley also said in a letter to many of the UN's 193 member states that the Trump administration is "simply asking that you acknowledge the historical friendship, partnership, and support we have extended and respect our decision about our own embassy".

The letter drew sharp criticism from the Turkish and Palestinian foreign ministers, who accused the US of intimidation.

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki and Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu, who are travelling to New York for Thursday's vote on the non-binding resolution, said they believe UN member countries will ignore "pressure" from Ms Haley.

Press Association

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