Explanation of Vote following the Veto of a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem


“The United States will not be told by any country where we can put our embassy…Today, for the simple act of deciding where to put our embassy, the United States was forced to defend its sovereignty. The record will reflect that we did so proudly. Today, for acknowledging a basic truth about the capital city of Israel, we are accused of harming peace. The record will reflect that we reject that outrageous claim.”

– Ambassador Nikki Haley