CAIR: Veto of U.N. resolution on Jerusalem ‘further isolates America on world stage’

December 24, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Washington (OIC-UNA) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) demanded that the decision of the United States to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to be withdrawn.

All 14 other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution, which expressed deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem.

In a statement reacting to the veto, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: By ordering the veto of this mild and balanced resolution, the Trump administration further isolates America on the world stage and signals the counterproductive withdrawal of our nation from any role as a neutral mediator to bring peace and justice to the region.

CAIR has called on Americans of all backgrounds to contact their elected representatives to oppose Trump’s reckless change of policy on Jerusalem.

The United Nations General Assembly, which held an emergency special session on Thursday, rejected Trump’s Jerusalem decision with an overwhelming majority of votes by 128 states.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Source: International Islamic News Agency