US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that back a UN resolution opposing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Mr Trump took that step amid international criticism.

"They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us," he told reporters at the White House.

"Let them vote against us. We'll save a lot. We don't care."

The President's remark comes ahead of a UN General Assembly's vote on a resolution opposing any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS