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FM Malki hopes US will not veto anti-settlements resolution

RAMALLAH, December 22, 2016 (WAFA) – Foreign Minister Riyad Malki Thursday expressed hope the United States would not veto a resolution on Israeli settlements submitted for a vote at the United Nations Security Council.

Malki told Voice of Palestine radio that Egypt, the only Arab member in the Security Council, has submitted the resolution on behalf of the Palestinians for a vote that is supposed to take place later Thursday.

He said the draft resolution was submitted following consultations with Britain as representative of several council members and after reaching an agreement on the text without prejudicing the original points in the first draft.

Malki expressed hope that the resolution will pass by a unanimous vote and that the US vote this time will be different from previous ones when it vetoed a similar resolution five years ago.


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