U.S. Vetoes UN Resolution to Admit Palestinian Territories

U.S. deputy ambassador calls the move a premature action.

The United States was the lone veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution introduced by Algeria to allow Palestinian territories membership in the UN. Great Britain and Switzerland abstained from the vote.

U.S. Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood said, “This vote does not reflect opposition to Palestinian statehood, but instead is an acknowledgement that it will only come from direct negotiations between the parties.”

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated, “The United States continues to strongly support a two-state solution and believes only direct negotiations can bridge the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians. We will continue diplomatic efforts – and call on the Palestinian Authority to undertake necessary reforms to help establish the attributes of readiness for statehood.“

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Sources: Townhall, CNN


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