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>> President Donald Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft UN resolution. Calling for the U.S. to withdraw it's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.>> They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars. And then they vote against us.
Well, we're watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We will save a lot. We don't care.>> The President on Wednesday echoed the sentiment from his Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who already vetoed a draft resolution condemning the Jerusalem decision that the General Assembly will vote on, on Thursday.
>> What we witnessed here today in the Security Council is an insult. It won't be forgotten. It's one more example of the United Nations doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.>> On Tuesday, Haley also sent a letter to dozens of UN states warning that Trump had asked her to, quote, report back on those countries who voted against us.
And on Twitter she augmented the threat quote the US will be taking names. Several senior diplomats said Haley's warning was unlikely to change many votes in the general assembly, where such direct public threats are rare. One senior diplomat from a Muslim country called it quote bullying. Meanwhile, Trump's decision to block decades of US policy has set off violent protests in the Middle East.
Outrage from Palestinians in the Arab world and concern among Washington's western allies. Trump also plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The draft U.N. resolution calls on all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.