Israeli released a statement saying it would withdraw its candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.
Israel withdraws candidacy for UN Security Council seat https://t.co/HgqvzU23ub
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 4, 2018
The Israeli Delegation to the UN wrote:
“After consulting with our partners, including our good friends, the State of Israel has decided to postpone its candidacy for a seat on the Security Council.”
BREAKING: Israel has withdrawn its candidacy for a non permanent seat of the UN Security Council. Says "after consulting with our partners, including our good friends, the State of Israel has decided to postpone its candidacy for a seat". #sabcnews
— Sherwin Bryce-Pease (@sherwiebp) May 4, 2018
A UN source, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Israel pulled out of the race for a Security Council seat in 2019- 20 because of its low chance of winning.
The measure was reported for the first time by Reuters, who quoted a UN source as saying that Israel had abandoned the candidacy due to the low chances of winning
— ESTEFANY JIMENEZ (@ESTEFAN42345787) May 5, 2018
Earlier this month, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Riad al Maliki, said that his country had enough support to block Israel’s access.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) April 27, 2018
He also added:
“A regime that violates international laws and conventions, that violates UN resolutions and principles, cannot sit down to dictate the fate of security and peace around the world.”
Israel’s exit leaves just Germany or Belgium as candidates for seats at the council.
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