US ambassador noncommittal on veto for Palestinian state

“We would oppose anything designed to punish Israel or undermine Israel’s security,” said US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday. But when asked if the US would exercise its veto against a Security Council resolution calling for a Palestinian state, she turned noncommittal saying she would not make “blanket declarations on hypothetical resolutions.”

DEBKAfile: Far from being hypothetical, the Obama administration has advised France that it would not bar the motion it plans to submit to the Security Council calling for a two-state solution.

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