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WCC Says US Made Mistake On Recent UN Resolution Veto


During a session of the World Council of Churches Central Committee expressed “its deep concern and disappointment” at the recent veto by the United States of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning continued settlement construction by Israel in the Palestinian Territories.

“The US veto of the resolution on 18 February – which was co-sponsored by 130 countries and supported by 14 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council – “contradicts the statement” made by President Barack Obama in Cairo in June 2010 that “the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements”, said the WCC in a press release.

The Central Committee resolution called the US veto “a deeply regrettable mistake” and called upon the U.S. government “to intensify efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the region with respect to law and justice.”

The WCC resolution reaffirms the longstanding position of the WCC acknowledging the right of the State of Israel to exist in security within internationally recognized borders, but insists that “the settlement policy of the State of Israel violates international law and obstructs the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians”.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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