ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday hailed the United Nations’ decisive vote on the status of Jerusalem, saying it augured well for peace in the world.
The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In a statement, Shah said the resolution came as a major blow for US President Donald Trump, who reversed decades of US policy on the status of Jerusalem. He said the world by voting in favour of Palestinians opted for the path to peace and rejected the plan that could trigger anarchy.
It was a good omen for world peace, the opposition leader said and added the UN resolution proved that the international community cannot be threatened nor can it be bought with power.