Eight countries request UN Secretary-General Guterres to publicly brief the Security Council on the matter; 'The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status، which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. That is why we believe the Council needs to address this issue with urgency،' says Swedish ambassador، as Ynet said.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel، diplomats said on Wednesday.
The request for UN 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 reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday، generating outrage from Palestinians and defying warnings of Middle East unrest. Trump also plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Israel considers the city its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city's eastern sector، which Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in a move never recognized internationally.
"The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status، which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. That is why we believe the Council needs to address this issue with urgency،" Deputy Swedish UN Ambassador Carl Skau said on Wednesday.
A UN Security Council resolution adopted in December last year "underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines، including with regard to Jerusalem، other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations."