December 20, 2017
US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned countries that she will report the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. PHOTO: AFP
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday (Dec 19) warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session on Thursday to vote on the proposed measure that the United States vetoed at the Security Council.
“The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us,” said the letter from Ms Haley seen by AFP.
“We will take note of each and every vote on this issue,” she wrote to several UN ambassadors.
On Twitter, Ms Haley posted on Twitter that “the US will be taking names” during the vote on Thursday at the 193-nation assembly.
Turkey and Yemen requested the urgent meeting on behalf of the Arab group of countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).