What is the point of calling a second, dramatic public vote in less than two weeks if the US knows it will lose and lose badly?
The UN’s arms restrictions are tied to Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the nuclear deal with Iran.
In a televised speech, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that "the great success was that the United States was defeated in this conspiracy with humiliation."
Council veto-powers Russia and China have already signaled their opposition to the move.
The meeting was initially set to take place in a closed-door setting; Danon: “Just as any other country cannot annex its own land, Israel cannot annex land that already belongs to her.”
Ambassador Danny Danon tells ‘Post’ that the new members will join UNSC in 2021, while a significant diplomatic battle around Israeli sovereignty could happen as early as next week.
Regardless of whether one believes Netanyahu’s side or Obama administration alums, there is still the question of why this story is coming out now, 3.5 years after Trump came into office.
US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, confirmed the strategy two weeks after a US official, speaking on condition anonymity, said the United States had told Britain, France and Germany of its plan.