Members of the UN Security Council.
NEW YORK - Eight countries called Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusalem as Israel&39;s capital.
Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay want a meeting by the end of the week, the Swedish mission to the 15-member body said.
Japan, which currently holds the council&39;s rotating presidency, had not set a time for the meeting by Wednesday afternoon.
Jerusalem&39;s status can only be resolved through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said following Trump&39;s announcement.
Guterres added that he had "consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures."
"There is no alternative to the two-state solution."
"It&39;s a threat not just to the peace process, but also it&39;s a threat to international peace and security," said the envoy.