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U.N. votes 128-9 in overwhelming condemnation of Trump's Jerusalem decision

The United Nations General Assembly voted 128-9 on Thursday to declare America's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel "null and void," with 35 countries abstaining. The vote represents overwhelming international disapproval of the Trump administration's controversial decision.

The U.S. was forced to use a rare veto during a U.N. Security Council 14-1 vote earlier this month on the same issue.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been an outspoken critic of Washington's decision, said Thursday: "I am calling on the whole world: Never sell your democratic will in return for petty dollars." But the United States' ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, warned before the General Assembly vote Thursday that America would be "taking names" of countries that voted to condemn the administration's decision.

"When we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us," she declared.