Trump’s administration threatens to cut aid to UN member states intending to vote against the U.S. recent decision

Donald Trump has threatened to hold back U.S. aid from countries that will vote against the U.S.’s decision recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, backing at the General Assembly a UN resolution. Morocco is obviously concerned by the threats of Trump’s administration. Details.

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The UN General Assembly is expected to vote on Thursday, 21st of December, in favor of a resolution that denounces Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Indeed, on Thursday, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has warned around 193 member states writing that she is definitely «taking names» of the countries that would vote for the resolution at the General Assembly, reports the Guardian.

The diplomat’s message to the UN member states comes as the American President, said on Wednesday commenting on the same matter : «Let them vote against us».

«We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars».

The President continued putting pressure on the countries intending to reject his latest decision ratifying the UN resolution threatening : «We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.»

Morocco cannot avoid its obligations

In a more threatening tone, the American diplomat tweeted saying that «at the UN we’re always asked to do more and give more. She stressed justifying the administration’s rejection «so, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate our embassy, we don’t expect those we have helped to target us».

«On Thursday, there will be a vote criticizing our choice».

The message is obviously sent to the states that heavily rely on the United States aid programs. Morocco is certainly one of the countries targeted by this warning but it cannot avoid its obligations towards the Palestinian cause. King Mohammed VI is the chairman of the Al-Quds Committee.

The kingdom is also the main country that backs Bayt Mal Al Qods, headquartered in Rabat. Agency was set up in 1998 upon the initiative of King Hassan II, then Chairman of the Al Qods Committee. «It stands as a non-lucrative Islamic Arab institution that seeks to establish and preserve the Islamic and Arab rights in the sacred city of Al Qods and to help its people remain steadfast on their lands», said the agency on its official website.

On the other hand, Arab League countries, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council, may be tempted by abstention.

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