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Haley: we are deeply committed to the achievement of a peace agreement
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks at a special security Council session in Jerusalem.
Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Friday, President Trump defended to recognize the decision of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
During a tense emergency session of the UN security Council, Haley and her Israeli counterpart, Danny Danon, were surrounded by voices warning of the dire consequences of the President, the decision would have on the peace process in the Middle East. But both of them were in prison at the defense stand trump.
Haley said, three presidents, the decision is delayed, in the hope that a peace process “would produce results that never came.”
“For 22 years, Americans have overwhelmingly supported that position, and you have been waiting for . . . and waited,” she said. “This week, President Trump finally made the decision to no longer deny the will of the American people.”
Ambassador Haley said the United States was aware of the concerns that would raise the decision.
“The USA has already taken this step in full knowledge that there will be questions and concerns. Our actions are intended to contribute to the cause of peace,” she said. “We must recognize that peace is far advanced, not set back
if all parties are honest with each other. Our actions are a reflection of an honest assessment of the reality.”
Haley also took a shooter on the UN for its negative role in the peace process, said the world body is one of the “world’s leading centers of hostility toward Israel.”
They are accused in the UN to do more to damage the prospects for peace in the Middle East, than it was before.
“We are not a party,” she said. “The United States is no longer to be attacked if Israel is wrong, in the United Nations.”
Haley said the United States would not tolerate talks of countries, the “lack of credibility” on the Israeli-Palestinian problems. You made it clear what President Trump the decision –
it does not take a position, boundaries or limits. The question of sovereignty over Jerusalem must be decided by both sides, the United States, she said, was not “preliminary to the final status issues.”
The United Kingdom’s U. N. Ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, was one of many that made clear their disagreement with President Trump policy. He called it “unhelpful to the prospects for peace in the region.”
The Palestinian Ambassador, Riyad Mansour, said the U.S. decision means that they could lose their position as the main mediator in peace negotiations.
“The US decision to reward Israeli impunity is undermining and essentially disqualified to seek his Leadership, peace in the region,” he said.
He went on to say that the decision was in direct contradiction to the resolutions of the security Council and the consensus of views in relation to Jerusalem, it was “to great tensions and risks, the complete destabilization of this volatile situation, with far-reaching consequences.”
Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, drew found an old coin, on the temple mount in Jerusalem, 67 A. D. dated from the year with the Hebrew words “Jerusalem the Holy” engraved on it. He thanked Trump and his administration for the decision.
He has to the members of the Council, to tell them Trump the decision showed the “United States had the courage and sound moral judgment to right this historical wrong. She recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.”
The Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, left, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley give, before a security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
“The announcement on Wednesday, revealing the sad truth about some people around the world. The people, to ignite the threatening, said a wave of violence against Israel and Jews anywhere in the world,” Danon. “The people who claim they want peace, but actions speaker louder than your words.”
Following the meeting, Mansour, the Palestinian representative told reporters that he expects a draft of a resolution come to in the next few weeks to ask the U.S. to withdraw its position.
Ben Evansky reports for Fox News on the United Nations and international Affairs.
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