United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on Jerusalem

An overall view of a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting on the situation in Syria, at the United Nations September 25, 2016 in New York. The UN Security Council met for urgent talks on Sunday as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years. Britain, France and the United States called the emergency meeting to turn up pressure on Russia and press demands that it rein in its ally Syria to halt the intense bombing campaign on Aleppo. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith
Vastavam web: The United Nations Security Council has convened an emergency meeting tomorrow after US President Donald Trump in a controversial move recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of US and international policy on the holy city. He also directed the State Department to immediately begin the process of construction of a US Embassy in Jerusalem.The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ is expected to address the Security Council tomorrow.
Earlier in a statement, Guterres said that Jerusalem was the final status issue and must be resolved through direct negotiations.”In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution.Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capitalon has outraged several countries.Many of American allies and partners have criticised Trump for the controversial decision.
British Prime Minister Theresa May in a statement said she disagreed with the US announcement to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement.May stressed that the status of Jerusalem should be “determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis the Palestinians”.”Our position on the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-standing: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” she said, adding that “Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states”.