If the American maneuver doesn’t work out, Israel could face two problems: Iran will be able to buy weapons, and veto power in the UN Security Council will be called into question.
UN Security Council ‘must choose between arming terrorists or standing by the Gulf,’ he says
Hook, served in the position for the past two years, is being replaced by Elliott Abrams, who currently serves as the special representative for Venezuela.
How can the US maximum pressure campaign against Iran remain effective if the conventional arms embargo expires in October?
One seat on the council remains open.
The ban is set to expire in October 2020.
Washington has shared the strategy and an arms embargo draft with Britain, France and Germany, the US official confirmed.
“Council Members reiterated their support for a negotiated two-state solution… where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders.”
Palestinian leader willing to hold Quartet-led talks with Israel on the basis of the 2008 Annapolis process he had engaged in with Olmert.
Danon says Abbas would go to Jerusalem, not New York, if he really wanted to negotiate peace.