December 21, 2017 / 5:29 PM / 3 months ago

Over 100 countries defy Trump, vote for Jerusalem U.N. resolution

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Demonstrators hold a Palestinian flag during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor. His warning did appear to have some impact with nine countries voting against the resolution and 35 abstaining. A total of 128 countries voted for the resolution.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Alistair Bell

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