U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ‘‘recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital’’ has prompted negative world reaction.
While all member states voted in favour of the draft resolution which was introduced to the United Nations Security Council to rescind the aforementioned decision, it was vetoed by the USA, setting off further reactions.
This unfortunate decision of the USA is a disconcerting development which will not incite peace in the region.
The decision was discussed by the United Nations General Assembly. The new draft resolution presented by Turkey and Yemen in their capacity as the current Chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Chair of the Arab Group respectively, calling for the withdrawal of the US declaration was overwhelmingly adopted yesterday, despite the intensive pressure and threats by the US. We welcome with great pleasure the adoption of the draft resolution with the support of 128 Member States.
The international community has thereby demonstrated its commitment to the UN resolutions and international law. Moreover, this result has unequivocally shown the illegality of the U.S. Administration’s unfortunate decision.
This responsible attitude of the international community has intensified the discussions regarding the UN Security Council’s structure shaped by the circumstances prevailing post-World War II.
We hope that the US administration reviews this unfortunate decision and contributes to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the establishment of a Palestinian State based on 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.