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Ukraine ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko (L) and UK ambassador Matthew Rycroft (2L) vote in favour of a draft determination on Jerusalem on the UN Security Council on 18 December 2017Report copyright
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Fourteen states backed a identical stream on Jerusalem on the UN Security Council on Monday

The US says it “will most likely be taking names” at some level of a UN Traditional Assembly vote on a determination criticising its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Permanent representative Nikki Haley warned member states that President Donald Trump had requested her to myth on “who voted against us” on Thursday.

The draft determination would not mention the US, but says any choices on Jerusalem might per chance per chance simply mild be cancelled.

On Monday, the US vetoed a identical stream on the UN Security Council.

The map of Jerusalem goes to the center of Israel’s struggle with the Palestinians.

Israel occupied the east of the metropolis, previously occupied by Jordan, within the 1967 Center East struggle and regards the total metropolis as its indivisible capital.

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The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem because the capital of a future verbalize and its final map is meant to be discussed within the latter phases of peace talks.

Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has by no manner been recognised internationally, and all worldwide locations currently preserve their embassies in Tel Aviv. On the opposite hand, President Trump has told the US verbalize division to open work on transferring the US embassy.

The 193-member UN Traditional Assembly will withhold a uncommon emergency particular session on Thursday on the interrogate of of Arab and Muslim states, who condemned Mr Trump’s determination to reverse decades of US coverage earlier this month.

The Palestinians called for the meeting after the US vetoed the Security Council determination, which affirmed that any choices on the map of Jerusalem were “null and void and desires to be rescinded”, and entreated all states to “chorus from the institution of diplomatic missions within the holy metropolis”.

The different 14 members of the Security Council voted in favour of the draft, but Ms Haley described it as an “insult” and warned that “it might per chance per chance simply no longer be forgotten”.

The non-binding determination place forward by Turkey and Yemen for the Traditional Assembly vote mirrors the vetoed Security Council draft.

The Palestinian eternal observer on the UN, Riyad Mansour, said he hoped there would be “overwhelming enhance” for the determination.

But on Tuesday, Ms Haley warned in a letter to dozens of member states that encouraged them to “know that the president and the US steal this vote in my thought”.

“The president will most likely be staring at this vote fastidiously and has requested I myth again on those worldwide locations who voted against us. We are capable of preserve in concepts every and every vote on this enviornment,” she wrote, in response to journalists who were shown the letter.

“The president’s announcement would not maintain an impact on final map negotiations in any manner, including the command boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem,” she added. “The president also made certain to enhance the map quo of Jerusalem’s holy websites.”

Ms Haley echoed the warning on Twitter, writing: “The US will most likely be taking names.”

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