After US veto, UNGA to meet on Jerusalem status

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After US veto, UNGA to meet on Jerusalem status

The United N General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday (December 21) following the US veto of a UN Security Council resolution about the status of Jerusalem.

UN spokesman Brenden Varma said in a news briefing that the request for the General Assembly meeting has been put forth by a bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Meanwhile, Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said the General Assembly would vote on the same draft resolution, which was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday.