Trump threat to cut US aid: Deterrent or hot air?

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Despite exerting unparalleled pressure on UNmember states, the US could not stave off a General Assembly vote on Thursday, condemning Donald Trump‘s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital.

The UNGA passed the draft resolution – which declared the Jerusalem decision to be “null and void” – by an overwhelming margin, with 128 states voting in favour and nine against, with 35 abstentions. The results came after days of threats from the US delegation to the United Nations and from Trump himself, who said earlier in the week that he would consider cutting funding to any country that voted against the US.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday…

Read more : AlJazeera, 21.12.2017