Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 22 Dec 2017) – Nepal has demonstrated its independent strength voting against the President Donald Trump’s unilateral call to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Despite Trump’s coercive diplomacy of not giving fund to those nations, which will vote against his call, Nepal joined in the list of 128 countries to vote against US.
Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem to be their capital. The UN brokered solutions of middle east crisis is the recognition of two nation theory which US rejects.
The world came together to condemn the United States President’ after he planned to relocate the American Embassy of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on December 6.
Bhutan was the only South Asian country of the 35 nations that abstained to vote while 21 countries didn’t turn up for the vote.
128 countries in favor of UN’s rebuke:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus
Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica
Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia
Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy
Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique
Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria
Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
The countries that backed the US
The United States, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.
Countries that abstained : Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.