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UN Security Council to Vote on Resolution Voiding Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

The United Nations Security Council on Monday will vote on a draft resolution that would nullify President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,
UN Security Council to Vote on Resolution Voiding Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

The United Nations Security Council on Monday will vote on a draft resolution that would nullify President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to Reuters.

The resolution, which was drafted by Egypt, doesn’t specifically name Trump or the U.S. in its text, the news agency reported on Sunday.

But the one-page draft, which diplomats told Reuters enjoys broad support among the council, comes less than two weeks after Trump announced the U.S. would formally recognize the contested city as Israel’s official capital.

In order to pass, the resolution would need the votes of nine of the 15 members of the council. It also cannot be vetoed by the U.S., France, Britain, Russia or China.

The U.S. Mission to the UN did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

According to the news agency, the draft text “affirms that any decisions and actions 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status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.”

Arab leaders have criticized Trump’s move, warning the decision could spark further unrest in the region.

Source/The Hill

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