The United Nations voted on a resolution demanding the U.S. rescind its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 128 nations voted to declare the US recognition of Jerusalem, null and void. While 9 voted to support it and 35 nations abstained from voting.

The nations who sided with the US are as follows:

Marshall islands

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.

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.


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