UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil mem­bers re­buke US on Is­rael set­tle­ments

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD -

UNITED NA­TIONS — In a sharp re­buke to the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, the 14 other U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil mem­bers on Wed­nes­day strongly op­posed the U.S. an­nounce­ment Mon­day by U.S. Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo that it no longer con­sid­ers Is­raeli set­tle­ments to be a vi­o­la­tion of in­ter­na­tional law.

They warned that the new American pol­icy un­der­mines a two-state so­lu­tion to the Is­raeli-Pales­tinian con­flict.

The coun­cil’s monthly Mideast meet­ing was dom­i­nated by coun­tries rep­re­sent­ing all re­gions of the world who said Is­raeli set­tle­ments are il­le­gal un­der in­ter­na­tional law.

Only Is­rael’s U.N. am­bas­sador, Danny Danon, who is not a coun­cil mem­ber, spoke in sup­port of the U.S. ac­tion, say­ing it “rights a his­tor­i­cal wrong.”

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