Friday, December 8, 2017

US diplomat: Israel will not be intimidated by UN Agreement

NEW YORK - US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Israel would never be harassed by an agreement by the UN or a country that neglects Israel's security. It was pronounced at a meeting at the UN Security Council.

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. Photo / Specialties

Haley also said that the US has not yet taken the position of the borders and borders of Jerusalem, nor does it require changes to the existing arrangements in the holy places. He also reiterated the US commitment to the peace process, which he said the US has credibility with both Israel and the Palestinians.

According to UN envoy to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov said Trump's decision has caused anxiety in the Middle East and beyond, but has been widely welcomed in Israel. He later stated that he was deeply concerned about the potential risks of escalating violence.

"We continue to follow developments in the field very closely, we all understand and respect the religious and emotional charge that Jerusalem possesses for people throughout the region and beyond," he said as quoted by Russia Today, Saturday (9/12/2017) .

Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour said the US decision was in direct conflict with a Security Council resolution that would have far-reaching consequences.

"The Israeli government's joy over this decision underscores that the decision made today was instigated by the occupying power," he said, before accusing Israel of undermining the peace process and the two-state solution on the pre-1967 line.

"Complications should be recognized - the US decision to disqualify its leadership role in making peace in the region," Mansour said.