Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem

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Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul last week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine's capital.

On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

Mansour said on Monday he hoped there would be "overwhelming support" in the General Assembly for the resolution.

The resolution, put up by Egypt and backed by all 13 other spineless members of the council, tried to unwrite 3,000 years of history - until Haley stopped it Monday.

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"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us", said the letter from Ms Haley seen by AFP.

"Now, God willing, we will carry the resolution to the UN General Assembly", Erdogan said at a joint news conference with the Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

She echoed that call in a Twitter post: "The US will be taking names".

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın also said Tuesday that Turkey would resume intense efforts until Thursday for the Jerusalem decision to be accepted at the U.N. General Assembly. Thursday's meeting will be a resumption of that session.

The two countries circulated a draft resolution on Tuesday that mirrors the vetoed measure, reaffirming that any decision on the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded.

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Haley said on Monday that the resolution was vetoed in the Security Council in defense of United States sovereignty and the USA role in the Middle East peace process.

Trump's announcement on Jerusalem infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that what "we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult", adding: "It won't be forgotten".

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.

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