UN ambassador Nikki Haley vowed that the actions of nations who opposed the U.S. on a comdemnatory UN resolution would ‘be remembered’ – and now those nations are getting left out of a ‘thank you’ party.
Just nine nations including the U.S. and Israel voted against the resolution at the UN General Assembly condemning the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
The overwhelming majority of nations voted to condemn President Trump’s move. The final vote was 128-9 with 35 abstentions.
That vote came after a veiled threat by Haley, who told member nations in her speech: ”This vote will be remembered.’
UN ambassador Nikki Haley is holding a ‘thank you’ reception for nations that didn’t support a resolution to condemn the U.S. for moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Only Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo joined the United States and Israel in opposing the measure. Another 21 countries didn’t show up to vote.
Those tiny nations get to join the U.S. at a Jan. 3d reception, according to a save the date invitation issued by Haley’s office.
Haley ‘invites you to a reception to thank you for your friendship to the United States.’
Longtime allies Canada, Mexico and Australia all abstained from the vote, which was mostly symbolic.
The non-binding resolution likely change President Donald Trump’s course of action. But it declared that ‘any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.’
SAVE THE DATE!: The invite went to nations who abstained or voted against the resolution
Haley lectured her peers and said that ‘unlike’ in some other countries, the U.S. government is ‘answerable to its people’ and can’t spend money on failing institutions
The stunning vote tally shows an increasingly anti-Israelitrend among nations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East
Just nine nations (in red), including the U.S. and Israel, voted ‘no’ on Thursday; another 35 countries abstained rather than taking a stand
The UN General Assembly debated in advance of a nonbinding, symbolic vote condemning America’s decision to recognize Jerusalem (shown) as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there from Tel Aviv
Haley was not shy about warning nations the importance the U.S. was placing on the vote, and that there would be consequences.
‘America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do. And it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that,’ Haley lectured from the central podium.
‘But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN.’