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Iran decries US veto over al-Quds resolution

19 December 2017 9:57

Iran has condemned Washington’s vetoing of a UN Security Council’s resolution aimed at voiding US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo, slammed the move on Monday, stressing that it was proof that the US is a main supporter of the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation and aggression.

“The US wishes to remove solving Palestine’s problems from the UN’s agenda by twisting reality and misleading public opinion,” he said.

He added that it was also another example of Washington’s hostility towards Muslims and the free world.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi also censured the veto, noting that it was aimed at cracking down on Palestinians’ rights and goes against regional peace and security.

“With its unwise and provocative move of officially recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, the US showed its lack of adherence to international resolutions,” he said.

Iran “severely condemns” this move and calls on the international community to halt its execution in order to calm regional tensions, he added.

The US’ veto of the resolution showed that it is violating the legitimate rights of all Palestinians, Qassemi added.

US has lost its objectivity: Turkey

Meanwhile, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a statement voicing its shock over Washington’s reaction, saying the US had “lost objectivity” and it was unacceptable for the UN Security Council to be left “ineffective” with such a measure.

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