UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session tomorrow to vote on a draft resolution rejecting Trump’s decision to recognize Al-Quds as Israel’s capital after united states vetoed the measure at the security council.
Turkey and Yemen requested the urgent meeting of the 193-nation assembly on behalf of the Arab group of countries and the organization of the Islamic cooperation.
The two countries circulated a draft resolution that mirrors the vetoed measure, reaffirming that any decision on the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded.
Egypt had put forward the draft at the council which was backed by all 14 other Security Council members in the vote on Monday.
Key US allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that voted in favor of the measure.
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said he expected “overwhelming support” for the measure stating that Al-Quds is an issue “to be resolved through negotiations” between Israel and the Palestinians.