‘Global no’ to US over Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s foreign minister has welcomed the U.N. General Assembly resolution rejecting the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “global no” to intimidation by President Donald Trump.
Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted after the vote that the resolution soundly criticizes “Trump’s regime thuggish intimidation at UN.”
Iran does not recognize Israel and supports anti-Israeli militant groups such as the Palestinian Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, and the Lebanese Hezbollah.
Israel views Jerusalem as its undivided capital.
The General Assembly voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions in favor of the non-binding resolution.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he expects President Donald Trump’s administration to rescind its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital following a U.N. vote approving a resolution rejecting the U.S. move.
In a message posted on Twitter, Erdogan says he welcomes the overwhelming support given to the “historic” resolution.
Erdogan says: “We expect the Trump administration to rescind without further delay its unfortunate decision, whose illegality has been clearly established by (the U.N. General Assembly).”
The General Assembly voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions in favor of the resolution.
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