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Tue Dec 19, 2017, 08:46 AM Dec 2017

US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem [View all]

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US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an insult and saying US won’t be told where it can put its embassy

US vetos ‘insulting’ UN vote over status of Jerusalem – video @ link

Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem

Tuesday 19 December 2017 05.46 EST
First published on Monday 18 December 2017 14.06 EST

A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto.

The unanimity of the rest of the council was a stark rebuke to the Trump administration over its unilateral move earlier this month, which upended decades of international consensus.



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