The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley


UN 18 Dec. /TASS/. The United States take to submit the draft resolution on Jerusalem for consideration by the UN Security Council as “insulting” in the address and do not feel shame for having blocked the adoption of the document. This was stated on Monday by the U.S. permanent representative to the world organization Nikki Haley at a meeting of the security Council.

“The fact that this veto is applied in the protection of American sovereignty and in defense of the American role in the middle East peace process, does not cause us shame. For it should be ashamed of yourself to the other members of the Security Council,” – said the diplomat. According to her, the events on Monday in the UN security Council – “it is an insult and it should not be forgotten.” “This is another example of how the UN does more harm than good in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” said Haley .

On Monday, the US blocked the adoption of a security Council resolution against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The document was a response to the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump, who on 6 December said that the time has come to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and ordered to relocate the American Embassy. The draft resolution introduced by Egypt, does not mention the United States, however, expressed “deep regret at the recent decisions relating to the status of Jerusalem.” The text also urged the countries “not to recognize any actions or measures” that are contrary to security Council resolutions and the call to “refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem”.

The last time the US vetoed the Security Council resolution in February 2011, when it had considered the text relating to Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories. All in all, since 1990, the United States 14 times blocked the adoption of resolutions on the Palestinian question and the Arab-Israeli conflict. For all time of existence of the organization United States put a veto on such documents more than 20 times.

Nikki Haley appointed U.S. permanent representative to the UN, about 11 months ago, noted that for the first time used the veto in the Security Council, and stressed that the US rarely dare to take this step. “We didn’t do it six years. We do it without pleasure, but without hesitation,” she said.