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US refuses to cooperate with UN Human Rights Council

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The US government refused to provide information for a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories, which was recently released by the UN Human Rights Council, reports Reuters.

According to Pompeo, such a list undermines peace efforts in the Middle East.

“The United States has long opposed the creation or release of this database,” the official said in a statement.

“His publication only confirms the relentless anti-Israeli bias so prevalent at the UN. Attempts to isolate Israel are contrary to all our efforts to create an environment conducive to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that lead to a comprehensive and lasting peace,” said Pompeo.

As previously reported, in late January, the US side announced a peace initiative to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many years.

The proposal put forward by US President Donald Trump will give Israel much of what the country needed throughout the conflict: the disputed city of Jerusalem and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Palestine, in turn, completely rejected Washington’s proposal, while the Israeli side strongly supported it.

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