In the United States veto of the United Nations Secuzity Council resolution on the rights of the Palestinian people on Tuesday (29 June), ten nations voted for the resolution.
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SV U.S. representative Albert Sherer seated and speaking
SV PLD representative shafik Al-hout seated and speaking
SV Guyanese Foreign Minister F. Wills announces result of vote
"There are in our view, two fundamental flaws to this resolution. First, the text is totally devoid of balance, stressing the rights and interests of one party to the Middle East dispute and ignoring the rights and interests of other parties. Second, the draft quote "affirms the inaliable right of the Palestinian people to self determination including the right of return and the right to national independence and sovereignty in Palestine" unquote. The political interests of the palestinians and their role in a final Middle East settlement constitute, in my government's view, a matter that must be negotiated between the parties before it can be defined in resolutions of this council."
"The result of the voting is the following: the draft resolution received ten votes in favour, one vote against, and there were four abstentions. The draft resolution has therefore not been adopted owing to the negative vote of a prominent member of the Security Council."
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Background: In the United States veto of the United Nations Secuzity Council resolution on the rights of the Palestinian people on Tuesday (29 June), ten nations voted for the resolution. France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden abstained in the 15-nation Council vote.
SYNOPSIS: The resolution would have confirmed 'the inaliable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination'. The United States representative, Albert Sherer explained his country's opposition to the resolution against a PLO spokesman.