Eight countries called Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusaleminfo-icon as Israelinfo-icon's capital.

Bolivia, Egyptinfo-icon, Franceinfo-icon, Italy, Senegal, Swedeninfo-icon, the United Kingdominfo-icon and Uruguay want a meeting by the end of the week, the Swedish mission to the 15-member body said.

Japaninfo-icon, which currently holds the council's rotating presidency, had not set a time for the meeting by Wednesday afternoon.

Jerusalem's status can only be resolved through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said following Trump's announcement.

Guterres added that he had "consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures."

"There is no alternative to the two-state solution."

Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz called Trump's move "a reckless and a dangerous decision which goes against international law, the resolutions of the Security Council."

"It's a threat not just to the peace process, but also it's a threat to international peace and security," said the envoy.