US Ambassador Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday concerning the vote condemning US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, displaying the powerful connection between their two countries.
Though the United Nations General Assembly voted 128-9 on Thursday in favor of denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the US Ambassador and Israeli Prime Minister perceived the results as an improvement on previous anti-Israel resolutions.
The U.S. vetoed the Security Council resolution on Monday, but the Palestinians—backed by a bloc of countries led by Turkey and Bolivia—are initiating a vote on the same measure in the General Assembly on Thursday.
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, gave a powerful speech, slamming the UN Security Council when she invoked the US veto power to slap down a resolution that would have called for the US to rescind President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
At a military base in Washington, Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, presented pieces of weapons as proof that Iran is providing the Houthi rebels in Yemen in direct violation of international agreements limiting it arm deals.