UN Security Council to discuss resolution on Jerusalem


However, it is unlikely that any resolution would pass the Security Council, where the U.S.is one of five permanent members with a veto.

The US found itself isolated at the Security Council earlier in the month when all 14 other members - including allies the UK, France and Italy - condemned President Trump's decision, which broke with worldwide consensus.

"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", the president said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, ordering the State Department to move the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, earlier hailed the US decision on Jerusalem as "the just and right thing to do".

The United Nations Security Council on Monday will vote on a draft resolution that would nullify President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to Reuters.

The Afghanistan religious scholars would announce their stance against the United States decision on Jerusalem at a press conference today, Sunday, the Government Media Information Center said in a statement.

The worldwide community has long declined to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and countries have stationed their embassies in Tel Aviv.

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The UN Security Council began an emergency meeting on Trump's decision.

The UN Security Council is reportedly considering a draft resolution aimed at legally voiding any unilateral decision on the status of Jerusalem. Still, diplomats said the Egyptian-drafted text has wide support, according to the Reuters news agency. The Palestinians and Arab and Muslim countries expressed outrage, and much of the world came out against the move.

The draft council resolution "demands that all states comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions".

The draft resolution calls on all countries to refrain from opening embassies in Jerusalem, reflecting concerns that other governments could follow the USA lead.

A U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in December a year ago "underlines that it will not recognise any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations".

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the document will be a response to the decision taken this month by the United States administration headed by President Donald Trump. They called on the global community to reject the decision.