UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Riyad Mansour, said Palestinian officials would try to stir opposition to US President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East peace plan at the UN Security Council in the weeks ahead.
Speaking to New York media representatives, Mansour said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the Security Council within the next two weeks and outline plans for a draft resolution to oppose the so-called peace plan that Trump published on Tuesday.
Mansour provided only a few details of what the draft resolution would contain, saying only that it would use the “most powerful language” possible, as well as what Palestinian officials “would like to see strong, overwhelming opposition to the plan.”
Standing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled a so-called Middle East peace plan that was quickly criticized for favoring Israel and hitting Palestinian hopes of ruling their country one day. .
According to Ambassador Mansour, the proposed deal “gives the Israelites priority and is not a recipe for peace or justice.” He also said this is a recipe for destroying the Palestinian people’s national law and will not fly.
“The plan is not acceptable and those who think that the Palestinian people will evaporate, it will not happen. Those who think that the Palestinian people will gather things and leave, it will not happen,” Mansour said. Tunisia’s ambassador to the UN.
Earlier, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN’s stance on peace between Israel and Palestine has not changed since the announcement of the US plan and referred to earlier UN Security Council resolutions.
“The UN remains committed to supporting the Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the conflict based on UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements, as well as realizing the vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living together in peace and security within known limits on the basis of pre-1967 lines,” Dujarric said in a statement.
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