TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday criticized US President Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid to countries that vote in favor of a UN resolution denouncing his decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israeli regime’s capital.

Yildirim said, “America, at the UN Security Council, was left alone beside the 14 members of Security Council and as a last resort came to a point where it threatens those who voted against America.”

In a speech made at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) alumni summit, Yildirim also called on Trump to show common sense, saying all nations enjoyed their own “sovereignty” and had the “right to make their own choices”, reported Anadolu.

“Being powerful does not mean you are right,” he stressed.

Noting that the US president seemed to have let things go off the rails by saying, “If you vote against the US, we will not give you money, mind your step.”