BELGRADE – US President-elect Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of the UN after a resolution condemning Israel over West Bank settlements passed in the Security Council, with the US abstaining. Trump, who takes office in three weeks, called for a veto.
The UN has “such great potential” but is currently just “a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time,” Trump pronounced on Sunday via Twitter.
Adopted on Friday, Resolution 2334 declared Israeli settlements in “Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East-Jerusalem” to be a “flagrant violation” of international law.
After the vote, Trump tweeted that “things will be different” at the UN after January 20, when he assumes office as the 45th president of the United States.