The nations who sided with the US are as follows:
The vote was scheduled as an emergency session in the General Assembly, following a U.S. veto of a similar measure in the Security Council earlier this week. The U.S., along with the other four permanent members of the Security Council (Russia, China, Britain and France), is unable to veto General Assembly motions like the one at hand today.
At the UN we’re always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names. pic.twitter.com/ZsusB8Hqt4
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 19, 2017
On Tuesday, Ambassador Nikki Haley applied pressure to the upcoming vote, saying that the U.S. would “take the names” of any countries that voted in favor of the resolution, which cites “deep regret” over “recent decisions” on Jerusalem.
.@USUN Ambassador Nikki Haley: The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the @UN General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation…America will put our embassy in Jerusalem…This vote will be remembered. pic.twitter.com/pShm51nzFJ
— Department of State (@StateDept) December 21, 2017
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