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UN General Assembly not recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the non-recognition of the US decision on the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. RIA Novosti reported.

128 countries voted for the document, nine opposed and 35 abstained.

The resolution was not supported by the United States, Israel, Honduras, Guatemala, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and Togo.

According to the document, «any decisions and actions that involve changing the character, status,» of Jerusalem, have no legal force and are subject to cancellation.

Donald Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and at the same time signed a document on the transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv there.

The decision of the American leader was welcomed by Israel, but it aroused the negative reaction of many states of the world and Palestine.

On December 18, the UN Security Council voted on the draft resolution proposed by Egypt. He recognized as invalid all actions that are aimed at changing the status of Jerusalem.

In addition, the project required to refrain from opening diplomatic missions in this city. The resolution was not adopted, since the US delegation applied the right of veto, all other members supported the document.

Earlier, Donald Trump said that the United States would stop providing financial assistance to countries that supported the resolution. US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley reported that the document would not influence the decision of Washington to transfer the country’s embassy to Jerusalem.

Israel regards Jerusalem as a «single and indivisible» capital, including its eastern districts and historic center, which were taken in 1967 from Jordan during the Arab-Israeli war.

The world does not recognize the annexation and considers the status of the city as one of the most difficult problems of the Middle East conflict, which should be resolved on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians claiming the eastern part of Jerusalem. Because of this, foreign embassies are traditionally located in Tel Aviv.

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