President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine is seen on a large screen as he addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.N. member-states will vote Thursday on a motion rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, under strong pressure from President Donald Trump who has threatened to cut funding to countries that back the measure.The U.N. General Assembly will hold an emergency session to decide on a draft resolution that the United States vetoed at the Security Council on Monday after all other 14 council members voted in favor of the measure. On the eve of the vote, Trump suggested there could be reprisals for countries that support the motion, put forward by Yemen and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries. Diplomats expect strong support for the resolution, which is non-binding, despite the U.S. pressure to either abstain, vote against it or simply not turn up for the vote.
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