House Speaker Ryan, Senator McCain condemn US abstention on Israel vote

By REUTERS
December 23, 2016 22:02

WASHINGTON - US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain, both Republicans, blasted the Obama administration's decision to abstain in a UN Security Council vote on Friday condemning Israeli settlements.

Ryan said in a statement the US abstention was "absolutely shameful" and a "blow to peace." McCain said in a statement the US move "has made us complicit in this outrageous attack."


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