Trump wants a list of everyone who voted against his Jerusalem decision
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US representative to the UN Nikki Haley said the president has asked for names of members who rejected the bill to be reported back to him. On Thursday, 128 members voted in favour of supporting the existing international consensus that Jerusalem can only be settled as an agreed final issue in a peace deal. Only nine states - including the US and Israel - voted against the resolution. Other states that supported Trump were Togo, Micronesia, Naura, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guatemala and Honduras. Earlier this week, Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to those who backed the resolution. "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well we're watching those votes," he told reporters at the White house. Earlier that day, it had become clear that the US and Israel would be heavily defeated. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later called UN a "house of lies." "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, whether or not the UN recognises this," he said. "It took 70 years for the United States to formally recognise this, and it will take years for the UN to do the same." Israel's Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren called for Israel to cut its ties with the UN and expel the organisation from its Jerusalem offices. "We must evict the UN from the scenic Governor's House, where its bloated staff does nothing, and give this historic site to a school, a hospital or - best yet - a new US embassy," he said.
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