UN to vote today to discard Trump's Jerusalem move

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2017 13:55 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], December 18 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday will vote on a draft resolution that "calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions" in Jerusalem.

The move comes after United States President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The one-page Egyptian draft resolution, according to local media reports, "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 new resolution would need at least nine votes in favor out of 15 and no vetoes by any of the UNSC permanent members to be passed.

Without any mention of the U.S. or Trump, the resolution expresses "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem".

Trump's Jerusalem move has prompted international criticism and sparked protests across the world.

On Sunday, Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon asserted that Jerusalem would continue to remain the capital of Israel for eternity.

"It is fact that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 5,000 years. Jerusalem is the capital of the modern state of Israel for 70 years," Carmon said.

Jerusalem is considered a sacred place, which is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites.

However, it is also a disputed territory, contested by both Israel and Palestine, which sees it as a capital of its future state. (ANI)