US ambassador: We will veto Palestinian statehood bid in UN

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 16, 2012 15:49

The United States will continue to be against Palestinian attempts to gain recognition at through United Nations, and if necessary will use its veto to that end, US ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said Monday.

Speaking at the Netanya Academic College, Shapiro said that there are no shortcuts to peace in the Middle East, and the Palestinians must return to direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions, on the basis of what was outlined by US President Barack Obama.

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