IQNA

11:45 - February 12, 2020
News ID: 3470615
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Tunisia’s UN envoy said the only way for the return of peace and security to the region is an end to the Israeli occupation.

 

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Palestine on Tuesday, Tariq al-Adab also stressed the responsibility of the international community and the Security Council in ending the Zionist regime’s continued settlement building activities in occupied Palestinian lands, al-Manar reported.

He further underlined his country’s support for Palestinians’ rights.

On Tuesday, a draft Security Council resolution circulated by Tunisia and Indonesia that would have implicitly criticized US President Donald Trump’s so-called peace plan, including Israel’s retention of illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, was not put to a vote.

The text, which faced a near-certain US veto, did not go forward in part because it failed to garner the support needed by the Palestinians to isolate the United States, two diplomats at the United Nations said, according to Reuters.

One said the draft, which the United States wanted to water down, attracted 11 or 12 votes in favor on the 15-member council. A second diplomat said it would have required too many compromises to achieve the 14-1 vote the Palestinians may have sought.

 

 

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