Worldwide

United States vetoes United Nations vote on status of al-Quds

United States vetoes United Nations vote on status of al-Quds”

Although it was certain from the beginning that such a resolution would be blocked by the veto-wielding U.S., the Arab world and its supporters had wanted to table a vote at the top United Nations body in order show the depth of global opposition for Trump's decision.

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has rejected a USA veto in the United Nations Security Council that called for a resolution against President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It had the backing of 14 of the 15 countries on the Security Council, including U.S. allies Britain, France, Japan and Ukraine. What was the wording of the draft resolution? The draft without mentioning the United States recent move, expresses regret over the recent Trump's decisions concerning Jerusalem's status. The proposed resolution stated, "that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council".

Currently, Palestine is a "non-member observer state", meaning that it has the right to speak but not vote on resolutions.

The US veto came almost a year after the previous US administration abstained in a council vote condemning Israeli settlements, allowing that measure to pass.

In an effort to keep Washington from exercising its veto power, the text did not mention the USA by name, saying instead it "deeply regrets recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem". "We do it with no joy, but we do it with no reluctance", Haley went on.

Following the USA veto, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Arab states, which had agreed earlier this month to seek a Security Council resolution, would meet to evaluate the situation to determine what their next steps might be.

Nearly a year after entering the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump presented his new national security strategy, titled "A new National Security Strategy for a New Era".

The US "recognition of the obvious" that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel was "too much for some", Haley said.

Despite the barrage of criticism regarding the US's waning role, the Trump administration has continuously reaffirmed its commitment to the Middle East peace process going so far as stating that within the context of the Jerusalem declaration, "there is a very good opportunity for peace to be achieved". Why is this a problem?

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. The Palestinians view the east as the capital of their future state.

"What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult". Let it be known that the United States has blocked 14 resolutions on the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1990 and has blocked a total of 20 UN Security Council documents over the UN's existence.



Like this

Latest


17 December 2017
Nazareth Christmas celebrations will probably be held as regular…
Dozens of Arab Israelis demonstrated outside the American embassy in Tel Aviv this week and waved Palestinian flags . Hamas, meanwhile, said the decision "opens the gates of hell" and called for several days of protests.

16 December 2017
Facebook's Snooze lets you unfollow someone for 30 days
In the last few weeks, two of its former executives voiced their concerns about the company's impact on children's brains. But if people interact with their friends on social media, they feel a lot better about themselves.

15 December 2017
Ronaldo breaks record as Bale fires Madrid to Club World Cup final
And Al Jazira looked to have gone two ahead early in the second half but it was chalked off for offside after a video referral. Substitutes: Lucas Vazquez (for Isco, 68) 6, Marco Asensio (for Kovacic, 68) 6, Gareth Bale (for Benzema, 81) 7.

13 December 2017
Erdoğan meets Palestine's Abbas with Jerusalem high on agenda
"The Extraordinary Summit has been called by the President of Turkey in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC Summit". The president is expected to reach Istanbul early Tuesday while he is set to return home next day, he added.

12 December 2017
Bullied Boy Gets Amazing Show of Support
Reports have it that Kimberly even made derogatory Facebook posts about the Black Lives Matter movement, and other racist remarks. The video was shared extensively and celebrities poured in love and support for the boy, especially from the Avengers.

12 December 2017
GCPH stresses importance of flu vaccine
Roberts said it is too early to tell if the flu vaccine is working but said that even a little protection helps in the long run. Instead, the flu vaccine acts by allowing your immune system to create the ability to fight the flu in case you are exposed.

10 December 2017
Android One's Xiaomi Mi A1 is getting a new software update
While the latest update has nothing to do with Android Oreo, it's an equally important update for those using the Xiaomi Mi A1 . You can turn on the HD Voice Call feature by going to Settings Network & Internet Mobile Networks Advanced Calling.

08 December 2017
Australia legalises same-sex marriage with landslide vote
Australia is now the 26th country in which same-sex marriage is legal, joining the likes of South Africa and the US. About a dozen, including former anti-gay prime minister Tony Abbott , abstained from voting, The Guardian reports.

07 December 2017
Google to yank Youtube from Amazon in nasty giant fight
Amazon has also chose to stop selling the Nest E Thermostat, Nest's Camera IQ, and the Nest Secure alarm system through its sites. In November, Amazon introduced a redesigned interface for the video streaming service, and Google said everything was A-OK .

07 December 2017
Instagram just added new ways to use its Stories feature
You can add up to 100 photos or videos to a Story Highlight , and there's no limit to how many Highlights you can create. This feature is passive and active all the time, so you don't have to do anything special to take advantage of it.



Recommended