December 21, 2017 – FRN –
Nikki Haley, the US permanent representative to the United Nations, stated that the US embassy will be open in Jerusalem, despite any decisions of the UN General Assembly.
She stated this before voting on this issue. According to Haley, America will place an embassy in Jerusalem, because it is the will of the American people.
“And this is correct,” she stressed. “No vote in the UN will have any effect on this.”
Earlier, the Free Press reported that Donald Trump , the US president, had promised that Washington would stop financial assistance to those states that would express support for the UN resolution condemning the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
He stated this during his speech at the White House. According to him, all these states take American money, and then vote at the UN Security Council against the US decision on Jerusalem and, probably, will vote the same way at the General Assembly.