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Nikki Haley: UN Vote to Void Jerusalem Declaration 'An Insult'

Nikki Haley: UN Vote to Void Jerusalem Declaration 'An Insult'
Ambassador Nikki Haley (Cliff Owen/AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 December 2017 03:19 PM

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a United Nations resolution forcing President Donald Trump to reverse his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, calling it "an insult" that "won't be forgotten," according to Reuters.

"What is troublesome to some people . . . is that the United States had the courage and honesty to recognize a fundamental reality," Haley said to the U.N., according to Al Jazeera.

"Jerusalem has been the political, cultural, and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people for thousands of years — they have had no other capital city,"

Haley described the resolution as "one more example of the United Nations doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

"The fact that this veto is being done in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America's role in the Middle East peace process is not a source of embarrassment for us; it should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council," she continued.

"The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy," Haley added, saying that President Donald Trump "took great care not to prejudge final status negotiations in any way."

Fourteen members of the U.N. Security Council approved of the resolution. Haley accused some or all of these nations of "trying to distort the president's decision to serve their own agendas," and said that the U.S. "is fully in line with previous Security Council resolutions."

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a United Nations resolution forcing President Donald Trump to reverse his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, calling it "an insult" that "won't be forgotten," according to Reuters.
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