UN Security Council condemns Donald Trump decision on Jerusalem
NEW YORK - United Nations Security Council members have widely condemned President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
US Western allies Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy issued a joint statement, denouncing Trump's decision as unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.
United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told Security Council that unilateral decisions can only push us further away from achieving shared goal of peace.
He warned that there is a risk of violent escalation in response to US President’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour in his address said Washington's new decision undermines and essentially disqualifies its leadership role to seek peace in the region.