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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

The brave, not so brave and the timid at the UN

By S.H.Moulana

In a rare emergency session of the UN General Assembly 128 countries voted to call on the US to rescind its Dec. 6 decision on Jerusalem. 9 voted against and 35 abstained.

In an earlier Security Council voting the US voted its solitary vote against the other 14 members.

The US and its ally Israel went round threatening the members that whoever votes against the US will not get any aid from the super power.

However, the brave 128 voted with the UN resolution, while the not so brave 35 refrained and the bully and the 8 blind followers voted against. Among the brave were UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, China, India and 99 other countries.

The bully US and its followers included Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama. Except the first four countries other five countries are hardly known to readers.

A Turkish diplomat remarked “We see the United States, which was left alone, is now resorts to threats. No honorable, dignified country would ever do this.”

This landmark decision comes a year after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

The US also plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the UN resolution calls on all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. Palestinian UN envoy said “I am happy with the result, despite all the pressure and threat that was placed on UN member states not to support this resolution.”

We congratulate the brave 128 member countries which stood by the right thing despite all the threats.

- Asian Tribune -

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