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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

US to avoid Security Council veto by getting enough other countries to abstain?

I can't believe this gambit has a shot in hell of succeeding.
The Palestinian resolution must muster support from at least nine of the fifteen countries on the Security Council in order to pass. Among the countries still in play on the Security Council, according to Israeli officials, are Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Gabon and Nigeria.

The countries who are expected to vote for the resolution are India, Brazil, South Africa, Lebanon, China and Russia.

The Palestinian resolution will fail if one of the five permanent members – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China – casts its veto and votes against the resolution.

However, in an interview with Israel Radio, Prosor said that the US was working to avoid having to use its veto in the UN Security Council by getting seven states on the 15-member body to either vote against or abstain on the statehood resolution.
Tell me that no one in our Foreign Ministry is stupid enough to believe that is going to work. Nigeria - a Muslim country - is going to abstain? Britain and France - which finally pulled out of Durban III this week - are going to abstain? I would say that the only country on that list that we have any chance of winning over is Colombia. Maybe, maybe Germany, but I doubt it.

What could go wrong?

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At 10:33 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Nigeria is half islamic half christian the current president Goodluck Johnathan is Christian so maybe it'll vote against it?urrent president Goodluck Johnathan is Christian so maybe it'll vote against it?

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obambi's eyes in the headlights freeze to the possibility of a UNSC does not go unnoticed--an incentive to supporting the Palis, not the reverse.


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