U.N. Security Council likely to meet Friday on Jerusalem -diplomats

by Reuters
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:57 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

The request for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the Security Council meeting was made by France, Bolivia, Egypt, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, Britain and Uruguay, said diplomats.

Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday, generating outrage from Palestinians and defying warnings of Middle East unrest. Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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