Members of the UN security Council initiated an emergency meeting because of the U.S. position on Jerusalem
Moscow. 7 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — More than half of the countries members of the UN Security Council requested holding an emergency meeting in connection with the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“In the light made today (on Wednesday — if) statement on the status of Jerusalem, the delegations of Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, the UK and Uruguay request the President to convene before the end of this week, an emergency meeting of the Council by the Secretary-General,” — said in a joint statement by diplomatic missions.
According to Western media, citing diplomats, members of the UN security Council may meet on Friday.
Earlier, trump, speaking Wednesday in the White House, stated that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He instructed the state Department to begin preparations for the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.