Pakistan expresses regret over US veto on Palestine UN membership resolution

Pakistan Expresses Displeasure Over US Veto on Palestine UN Membership Resolution

Pakistan expresses dismay over the United States’ (US) decision to veto the draft resolution advocating Palestine’s full membership of the United Nations (UN), along with disappointment regarding the UN Security Council’s inability to reach a consensus on the issue.

Pakistan deeply laments the outcome of the UNSC’s recent deliberations and its failure to achieve unanimity in recommending Palestine’s UN membership to the General Assembly,” stated Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the spokesperson for the Foreign Office, during her weekly press briefing on Friday.

“We deplore the US veto on the resolution for granting UN full membership to Palestine,” she added.

The Security Council thwarted Palestine’s bid for UN full membership due to a US veto on a widely-supported resolution, which would have proposed granting such status.

The proposal, presented to the 15-member Council by Algeria, garnered 12 favorable votes, with the US casting a negative vote, and Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) abstaining.

The UNSC resolution necessitated a minimum of nine affirmative votes and no vetoes from its five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — for adoption.

“We are of the opinion that it is time for Palestine’s admission to the UN. This would mark a significant stride towards rectifying the longstanding injustice endured by Palestinians for over 75 years. It would reaffirm their entitlement to self-determination,” she remarked.

The spokesperson emphasized that the Palestinian people possess an inherent right to reside in a sovereign Palestinian state with the pre-1967 borders and Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

In response to a query, she disclosed that the forthcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Gambia would deliberate on several proposals, including those concerning Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, and Islamophobia.

Pakistan expresses dismay over the United States’ (US) decision to veto the draft resolution advocating Palestine’s full membership of the United Nations (UN), along with disappointment regarding the UN Security Council’s inability to reach a consensus on the issue.

“Pakistan deeply laments the outcome of the UNSC’s recent deliberations and its failure to achieve unanimity in recommending Palestine’s UN membership to the General Assembly,” stated Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the spokesperson for the Foreign Office, during her weekly press briefing on Friday.

“We deplore the US veto on the resolution for granting UN full membership to Palestine,” she added.

The Security Council thwarted Palestine’s bid for UN full membership due to a US veto on a widely-supported resolution, which would have proposed granting such status.

The proposal, presented to the 15-member Council by Algeria, garnered 12 favorable votes, with the US casting a negative vote, and Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) abstaining.

The UNSC resolution necessitated a minimum of nine affirmative votes and no vetoes from its five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States — for adoption.

“We are of the opinion that it is time for Palestine’s admission to the UN. This would mark a significant stride towards rectifying the longstanding injustice endured by Palestinians for over 75 years.

It would reaffirm their entitlement to self-determination,” she remarked.

The spokesperson emphasized that the Palestinian people possess an inherent right to reside in a sovereign Palestinian state with the pre-1967 borders and Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

In response to a query, she disclosed that the forthcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Gambia would deliberate on several proposals, including those concerning Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, and Islamophobia.