UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

Posted on: December 22, 2017 | views: 59

The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are "null and void" and must be cancelled.

The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against.

It came after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut financial aid to those who backed the resolution.

Following the vote, state department spokesperson said the US was exploring "various options" and no decisions had yet been made.