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Syria condemns US veto of Palestine UN membership resolution

The file photo shows the Syrian Foreign Ministry building in Damascus.

Syria has condemned the United States after it vetoed a resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry also in a statement on Friday condemned the US veto, saying that it showed Washington’s blind bias in favor of the Israeli regime.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that hindering the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State would only prolong insecurity and instability in the Middle East.

It said the insecurity originally arose from Israel’s ongoing occupation of Arab lands and its perpetration of the most crimes of aggression against the Palestinian people.

Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani Friday described the US move as "irresponsible" and "unconstructive.”

Kan'ani said the US action exposed the hypocritical nature of its foreign policy and its isolated position in the world.  

The US was the only nation in the 15-member UN Security Council to vote against the resolution on Thursday.

Britain and Switzerland abstained, while the remaining 12 council members voted in favor.

The US action has drawn condemnation from many countries, especially in the Muslim world.

Palestine is currently a non-member observer state. An application to become a full UN member needs to be approved by the Security Council and then at least two-thirds of the UN General Assembly.

Washington’s veto came amid the Israeli regime’s war on the Gaza Strip that has increased sympathy towards Palestinians and international calls for the recognition of the State of Palestine.

Since the start of the offensive on October 7, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 34,012 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured nearly 76,833 others.


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