The United States on Thursday said it was "singled out for attack" at the United Nations because it now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and again threatened to cut off aid to countries that try to vote against that decision at the U.N. General Assembly.
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to cut off financial aid to nations that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution calling on Washington to withdraw its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said at the General Assembly ahead of Thursday's vote.
"We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations, and so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,” she told the 193-member General Assembly ahead of the vote.