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– The United States uses its veto power against the decision to recognize Palestine as a full member of the United Nations

– The United States uses its veto power against the decision to recognize Palestine as a full member of the United Nations

United State He objected to the decision on Thursday Security Council Subordinate United nations To grant full membership status to the organization to the Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority has had observer status since 2012, but cannot vote on procedures.

12 members voted in favor of the resolution, while the United States voted against it and two countries abstained from voting: the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Deputy US Ambassador to the Organization, Robert WoodHe explained why his country voted this way: “We have long called on the Palestinian Authority to undertake the necessary reforms to help establish state readiness, and “We note that Hamas, a terrorist organization, currently exercises power and influence in Gaza, and is an integral part of the state provided for in this resolution.”, Quoted from BBC.

He pointed out that “for these reasons, the United States voted 'no' on this Security Council resolution.”

He added, “Once again, the United States continues its strong support for the two-state solution. This vote does not reflect opposition to a Palestinian state, but rather an acknowledgment that this state will only be established through direct negotiations between the two parties.”

After the vote, the Israeli Foreign Minister said: Yisrael Katz claimed that the “shameful proposal” had been rejected.

The Palestinian delegate told the Security Council that full status at the United Nations would provide hope for an independent state, but the Israeli ambassador responded by saying that would be a reward for terrorism after the Hamas attack on October 7, 2023.

And immediately the Palestinian President. Mahmoud Abbas condemns the American veto, describing it as “immoral.” He said he was defying the will of the international community by “strongly” condemning the voting results.

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He pointed out that “the aggressive American policy towards Palestine, its people, and its legitimate rights represents a clear aggression against international humanitarian law, and encourages the continuation of the Israeli genocidal war against the 'Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank'. It pushes the region further to the brink of abyss in light of the continued Israeli occupation.” EFE reported.

“This aggressive American veto reveals the contradictions of American policyHe stressed that “the Palestinian issue aims, on the one hand, to support the two-state solution, while preventing the international institution from implementing this solution through its repeated use of the veto in the Security Council against Palestine and its legitimate rights.”

Abbas said, “Achieving peace, security and stability in our region and in the world depends on implementing international legitimacy resolutions, ending the Israeli occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, and recognizing the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, first and foremost everything.” The right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”