Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another US veto at UNSC condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian regions

The US vetoed an Arab resolution at the UNSC which was based upon criticizing Israeli settlements in the Palestinian regions as a hurdle to establish peace.
The resolution has been submitted by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and all the 14 members of Security Council supported it. 
It was the first veto implemented by the Obama administration which had pledged good working relations with the Muslim world.
A Palestinian official said the dialogue procedure would now be "reviewed ".
Washington was under heavy stress from Israel and Congress, which has pro-Israeli powerful lobby to use its veto. The said decision of Obama administration is not free of risks to annoy the Arab’s people at that time when agitation campaigns are running in the whole Arab’s World.
The massive pressure was also built on Palestinians to come back the resolution and accept the other options, but these were completely rejected.  Even as stating that it contrasted new arrangements, the Obama administration emphasized that submitting the issue to the UN would only confuse attempts to carry delayed in dialogues between Israel and the Palestinians on a both state peace settlement. Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN said unluckily this draft resolution has a danger to freeze the situations of both ends.
The resolution, backed by almost 130 countries announced Israeli settlements in Palestinian regions were unlawful and a major hurdle to establish longer and widespread peace.
PLO secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo said while he was talking from West Bank, US veto was "adverse" and "demoralized the integrity of the Obama administration".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the US veto, and said that his country remained dedicated to a resolution will resolve the Palestinians genuine ambitions for Israel's require for safety and appreciation. Britain, which backed the resolution, advised both Israel and Palestinians to continue dialogues because of the importance of the deadlock between the two sides.
Quoting to present incidents in Egypt and other Arab countries, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said that both the parties should maintain the circumstance of dialogue for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and should not divert their attention towards the recent events in their regions.

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