Reports say that punitive actions may extend; the US may resume tie-ups with foreign countries that voted in favor of the measure.
Recently, the Obama administration backed off from denying the UN resolution condemning the Israeli settlements’ expansion. The US Congress, including the new President-elect Donald Trump, is all set to defund the United Nations against this vote.
The US Congress, particularly Trump, is quite upset with the UN vote and are almost determined to cut off the funding without wasting time in seeking any reprisal against the UN.
Soon after the UN vote was made official, the US President-elect Trump had tweeted quite clearly that once he enters the White House, things will be different than they are now. This indicates the situation that would certainly be heated up after January 20, 2017.
As a consequence, the US might also ban Palestinian diplomats from entering the States. Moreover, the US may get back to the ties with certain foreign countries who have voted in favor of the controversial measure, unlike the UN.
Senator Ted Cruz referred to this resolution as a disgraceful one, probably being the last outburst in the final incursion on Israel in Obama administration. The Texas senator further confirmed that he is in total favor of cutting off all the US finding to the UN unless they reverse their resolution against Israel.
Other punitive actions by Congress could include expelling Palestinian diplomats from U.S. soil and scaling back ties with foreign nations that voted in favor of the controversial measure, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Free Beacon about the situation both on and off the record.
According to the congressional leaders, Obama administration already has plans to take punitive action against Israel just before vacating the office on January 20. However, Obama administration is still firm on the decision to make way for the UN resolution that condemns the construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem. This opinion does not comply with the US policy that has been followed over the years.