World Bulletin / News Desk
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.