Erdogan Pledges to Bring Vetoed UN Security Council Resolution on Jerusalem to General Assembly

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech to his supporters at the Presidential Palace on April 17, 2017 in Ankara Turkey. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a 'historic decision. 51.4 per cent per cent …
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The Algemeiner reports: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged on Tuesday to introduce at the UN General Assembly the resolution on Jerusalem’s status vetoed by the US on Monday when it came before the Security Council.

“Now, God willing, we will carry the resolution to the UN General Assembly,” Erdogan said at a joint news conference with the Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Erdogan claimed in his remarks that “two-thirds support in the General Assembly would actually mean the rejection of the decision made by the Security Council.” However, resolutions of the General Assembly are legally non-binding. In order to bypass a Security Council veto, UN member states can try to convene an “Emergency Special Session” (ESS), a procedure that has been executed only ten times in the UN’s history.

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