UN General Assembly adopts resolution on Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources

The United Nations General Assembly adopted, by an overwhelming majority, a resolution that affirms the right of the Palestinian people to sovereignty over their natural resources.

163 states voted in favour, 6 against, while 11 states abstained.

“The vote is an affirmation of the continued support of the international community to the Palestinian cause at a time when US President Donald Trump threatens to cut off  financial aid to countries that will support a draft resolution on al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Thursday,” the Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, as saying.

The US president, earlier, threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that will back a UN resolution opposing the recognition al-Quds as the Israeli occupation entity’s capital.

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