US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision

2017-12-18 22:42
US President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci, AP)

US President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci, AP)

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United Nations - The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.

The lone veto cast by US Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted Washington's isolation over Trump's announcement that the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on the city.

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