UN Security Council Became ‘Protector of Israel’ – Turkish President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons)

“We have lost our hope and expectation from the UN Security Council.” – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday, stating that it has become a “protector of Israel” due to the influence of Washington, RT reported. 

This statement followed the US blocking a resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

“Due to a veto by the US, no decision was reached. It’s essential for the UN Security Council to be reformed,” Erdogan stressed in his address at the World Human Rights Day event in Istanbul.

The Turkish leader argued that the world extends beyond the five permanent members of the UNSC with veto power: China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US.

Expressing disappointment in the UNSC, Erdogan, despite Türkiye being a NATO ally of the US, said, “We have lost our hope and expectation from the UN Security Council.”

Erdogan asserted that since the beginning of Israel’s war on Gaza, on October 7, the UNSC, “whose mission is to establish global peace, has turned into a protector of Israel.” 

“The Israeli government, which has the unwavering support of Western countries, is committing murderous atrocities and massacres in Gaza that will make all humans blush,”  the Turkish president insisted, adding:

“A fair world is possible, but not with America, because America sides with Israel.”

US Deputy Ambassador to the UN Robert Wood justified the move, stating that a halt in fighting would allow Hamas to maintain control of Gaza and “only plant the seeds for the next war.” 

Wood emphasized Washington’s preference for a “durable peace” based on a two-state solution, but he argued that Hamas has “no desire” for such an outcome.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the US veto, asserting that “the correct stance [was] taken by the US.” 

The number of Palestinians killed in the Israeli war on Gaza since October 7 has reached 17,700, including over 7,870 children and more than 6,121 women, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza. 48,780 were wounded.

(RT, PC)

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