TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (Press Shia) –Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has slammed the US over “threatening” the UN General Assembly members ahead of a vote condemning President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli regime’s capital.

According to al-Maliki, the US leadership is “committing another mistake when they have distributed this famous letter trying to threaten countries, [and] threaten their sovereign decision to choose how to vote,” reported Sputnik.

The statement comes after US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a letter to several US allies ahead of the upcoming UNGA meeting that Trump will closely follow the vote on the status of al-Quds and asked her to inform him about countries who vote against the United States. According to Haley, Trump would “take this vote personally.”

On Monday, the US vetoed the UN Security Council resolution that called on Trump to reverse his decision on Al-Quds while 14 states supported the document drafted by Egypt.