Presidency condemns US veto, considers it mockery of international community

RAMALLAH, December 18, 2017 (WAFA) – The presidency Monday condemned the US veto on a draft resolution on Jerusalem, calling it a mockery of the international community and a concession to the Israeli occupation and aggression.

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said, “The US veto in the UN Security Council today on a draft resolution rejecting the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel stands against the international consensus, contravenes the resolutions of international community and Security Council resolutions and represents a complete bias with the occupation and aggression.”

Abu Rudeina stressed that this veto would lead to further isolation of the US and is a provocation of the international community.

He said: “We will continue our measures in the United Nations and in all international institutions to defend the rights of our people.”