UN member states, NGOs slam Trump's aid threats

UN member states continue to react against U.S. President Trump's threat to cut aids, describe it as 'unacceptable'

UN member states, NGOs slam Trump's aid threats

World Bulletin / News Desk

With the UN General Assembly having adopted a resolution rejecting the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by a 128-to-9 vote, member countries continue to react against the U.S.’s threat of cutting financial aid to those who would vote in favor.   

The permanent representatives of Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Venezuela as well as Malaysia described the U.S. decision on Jerusalem as "unacceptable" while other representatives noted the U.S. was "trying to buy off member states' votes.” 

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's remarks just before the vote received strong support at the General Assembly. Cavusoglu called the U.S. threats to cut development aids "unacceptable” and “immoral.”

“It is immoral to think that the votes of member states could be bought. We will not be intimidated. You can be strong, but this doesn’t make you right," the Turkish foreign minister said.  

Venezuela's permanent representative at the UN Samuel Moncada called on the U.S. to put an end to its provocations at the UN. “The world is not for sale,” he retorted.  

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2017, 15:32
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