The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley
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UN June 1. /TASS/. The United States will veto a proposed by Kuwait, a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on granting international protection to Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories and the Gaza strip. This was stated on Thursday by the U.S. permanent representative to the world organization for Nikki Haley.
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“The United States clearly would veto a Kuwaiti draft resolution,” – said in a written statement diplomat . According to her, the text is “extremely one-sided approach, which is immoral and will only undermine efforts to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”
The U.S. Ambassador noted that the text “never refers to” the Palestinian movement Hamas, which, according to her statement, “bears the main responsibility for the latest violence in Gaza”, and all the requirements are addressed to Israel. As stated by Nikki Haley, “those who will vote for this resolution will demonstrate their inability to participate in any negotiations between the two parties.”
The draft resolution was circulated by the Kuwaiti delegation in mid-may after clashes with Israeli forces on the border with the Gaza strip killed dozens Palestinians and more than 2,8 thousand were injured.
In the third and last version of the text, which was reviewed TASS, “resolutely” condemned the “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” Israel’s use of force against participants of mass protests on the border of the Gaza strip. To the authorities of the Jewish state is facing the demand to immediately stop these actions and to respect their obligations under international law.
The document calls for consideration of “measures that guarantee the safety and protection of Palestinian civilians” in the “occupied territories, including the Gaza strip”. In the case of the adoption of the draft resolution to the UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres, will be requested to submit within 60 days “proposals on the ways and means that will ensure the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population in the Israeli occupation, including recommendations concerning the international protection mechanism”.
The new draft resolution
As reported TASS a source in the UN, on Thursday evening, the United States has circulated its own draft resolution in opposition to Kuwait. It “most resolutely” condemned the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants on may 29. From Palestinian armed groups need to “stop all violent and provocative actions” and “stop endangering civilians”. In addition, the document calls for “urgent steps to ensure immediate, lasting cease-fire.”
May 30 the United States proposed a UN security Council make a similar statement to the press condemning attacks on Israel, but it was blocked by Kuwait, supported by Russia. Terms of consideration of conflicting draft resolutions not yet been announced. According to diplomats, the vote could be held within the next hours.