The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution rejecting a US decision recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This resolution is seen as showing the majority of the world opposed to US President Donald Trump's policy.
"The UN General Assembly has spoken of the announcement of US President Donald Trump and has lost legitimacy over the announcement to move his Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," said Professor of Law International UI, Professor Hikmahanto in talks, Saturday (23/12/2017).
Through its policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Trump is said to have transformed the democratic US military into an authoritarian state. Trump also poses a threat to countries in the United Nations to disagree with the UN General Assembly resolution.
"The US leadership of the world will be questioned even to be mocked by the world The majority of the world's countries are no longer afraid of the US threat," Hikmahanto .
"No longer is the term Strong is True (Mighty is Right) because the world is able to oppose Trump's will to use his presidency," he added.
According to Hikmahanto, the world now needs to formulate what further action will be on the US and Israel after there is UN General Assembly Resolution. "Firstly, various leaders and world leaders are calling for the United States to submit to United Nations Resolutions because of the majority of the world.As a champion of democracy it is only natural that the US wants to hear a majority," said Hikmahanto .
"Secondly, on the basis of world peace, leaders and world leaders appeal to US politicians, including former US Presidents to remind Trump of United Nations United Nations Resolution's influence on US leadership in the world," he continued.
Hikmahanto mentions, it is time for US citizens, politicians and elites in Uncle Sam's country to speak up and take constitutional action against Trump. This is so that the US does not fall more deeply on the maneuvers. Trump's various maneuvers are valued instead of making America Great Again, but rather 'Make America Worst'.
UN General Assembly Resolutions are not binding as UN Security Council Resolutions. But the participation of international countries could be a political pressure for the US on Jerusalem
"If the United Nations General is not usually accompanied by sanctions and can not be enforced, this is different from the UNSC Resolution which can be accompanied by sanctions and can be upheld especially against "Although the UN United Nations Resolution is not under the same spell as the UN Security Council Resolution but United Nations United Nations Resolution shows the majority of the world opposes Trump's action," he added.
As is known, the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions approved by 128 countries out of a total of 193 member states. In addition to rejecting Trump's decision on Jerusalem, the UN General Assembly resolution also stipulates that the final status of Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between Palestine and Israel, and any decisions made outside the framework should be lifted.
Voting in the UN General Assembly was held after the United States on Monday (18/12) then used his veto power to thwart the draft UN Security Council resolution, which called on the country to cancel the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The day before the vote was held, President Trump threatened to cut aid funds for UN member states who voted against the United States.
In a vote on Thursday (128/12), 128 countries, including Indonesia, supported the General Assembly resolution This UN. The 9 nations refused and 35 countries voted abstained and 21 other countries were not present to vote in the voting.
(elz / ita)