The UN resolution titled ‘Status of Jerusalem’ was adopted with 128 voting for it and nine against it. There were 35 abstentions.
The outcome yesterday at the UN is a major victory for the global movement against the US move despite President Donald Trump threatening many.
A Reuters report said US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favour of a draft United Nations resolution calling on the United States to withdraw its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The 193-member UN General Assembly held a rare emergency special session on Thursday - at the request of Arab and Muslim countries - to vote on a draft resolution, which the US vetoed on Monday at the 15-member UN Security Council.
The remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the US or Trump but which expressed “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.”