Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks before Voting on Two Draft UN Security Council Resolutions on Gaza
As Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, said: “You can vote for the Kuwait resolution or you can vote for our resolution. You either support Hamas or not.”
Regrettably, this Friday members of the UNSC, including those from Europe, made their choice clear – they showed they would rather stand with Hamas than Israel!
The Kuwaiti-backed resolution, which failed to even mention Hamas, was vetoed by the United States, however Sweden and France voted ‘Yes’, while United Kingdom, Poland and the Netherlands were among the nations that abstained.
Shamefully, not a single other country voted in favour of the alternate U.S. led resolution, which clearly laid the blame for the Gaza violence on Hamas, while reiterating Israel’s right to self-defense.