US Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Israel’s Gaza Offensive

Yes! Finally, Bush/Rice/Bolton show backbone. A ‘no’ vote is the right vote.

VOA News – US Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Israel’s Gaza Offensive:

The United States has vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a halt to Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The veto drew a sharp rebuke from Arab representatives.

Ten of the Security Council’s 15 members voted in favor of the Arab-backed resolution, one more than necessary for adoption. Four nations – Britain, Peru, Denmark and Slovakia – abstained, and U.S. Ambassador John Bolton cast the lone ‘no’ vote, killing the measure.

It was the first veto of a Council resolution since October, 2004, when the United States blocked passage of another Middle East resolution.

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Posted on July 14, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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