Friday, June 1, 2018

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians
The US vetoed on Friday an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protection measures for the Palestinians that won backing from 10 countries at the Security Council.

China, France and Russia were among the countries that voted in favor of the draft put forward by Kuwait on behalf of Arab countries. Four countries abstained.

A draft resolution requires nine votes to be adopted in the 15-member council and no veto from the five permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the US.

The Kuwait-sponsored draft resolution “deplored” and demanded a halt to “the use of any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” by the Israeli military, while it also “deplored the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilian areas.”

  • Earlier, Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s permanent representative in the UN, rejected the US amendment of the bid and said the move “hostile to the Palestinian people.”

Mansour had earlier said that if the US  vetoed the bid, “we will have other options, one of them is to go to the UN General Assembly, but so far we have to wait and see.”

1 comment :

  1. La propuesta pedía al Consejo de Seguridad aplicar medidas para garantizar la "protección internacional" para la población civil palestina que ha sido atacada indiscriminadamente por el ejército israelí.

    El Consejo aún no ha votado la resolución paralela impulsada por Washington, en la que culpan a Hamas del recrudecimiento de las tensiones en Gaza y no mencionan la actuación de las fuerzas militares de Israel, refiere ABC News.


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