Russian Foreign Ministry: US goes against global community's will in regard to Jerusalem
Russia regrets that the US has gone against the will of the global community in regard to the Palestine-Israel settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"It is regrettable that the United States, which is one of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and claims to be the key mediator in the Palestine-Israel conflict, has once again demonstrated an approach that is against the will of the global community and erodes the legal basis of the settlement process," the statement reads.
On Monday, the United States vetoed the United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at reversing US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
On December 6, US President Donald Trump said that "it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." He added that his administration would begin a process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.