The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed UN Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, for sending threatening letters ahead of the adoption of the UN resolution on Jerusalem.
On December 21, 128 countries passed the resolution that calls the US to drop its decision to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ahead of the vote, Haley threatened UN members that she will be “taking names” of countries that vote to reject the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The threats were sent via official emails.
The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that the US had been pressuring UN member states and thereatening them to cut off the provided aid and support to the states voting “Yes”.
It’s interesting to note how the UN members reacted to the US threates. 128 countries voted in favour of the resolution. Only 9 countries voted against. The US and Israel were two of these countres. Other votes were likely just bought.
Some “US allies”, which are more or less indepdnent from the US – like Canada, abstented. The US proxies, like Ukraine and Moldova, just ignored the vote.