Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution

The resolution passed on December 23, 2016, when 14 out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution.

[Editor’s note: As this report shows, Trump’s team of Zionist stooges, lead by Israeli assets Bannon and Kushner, were trying to further the Zionist Israeli agenda before they even took office. Considering this week’s meeting between Trump and Netanyahu excluded almost everyone else in the US government other than Bannon and Kushner, it can be taken as a given that the agenda for that meeting was almost exclusively Zionist. Ian]

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Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution

As the US prepared to abstain from UN security council resolution 2334 in December 2016, the transition team of US President Donald Trump, who was just over a month from taking office, including then planned national security advisor Michael Flynn, worked to block the vote, Foreign Policy reported Friday.

Foreign Policy stated that on the day of the UNSC vote the Trump’s transition team requested the contact info of ambassadors and foreign ministers of countries that are members of the Security Council.

A former State Department official said that the request was ultimately denied, citing a fear that the transition team would harm diplomatic aspirations.

One US official spoke to Foreign Policy stating that Nikki Haley, who Trump had already chosen to serve as the US ambassador to the UN, even attempted to reach Samantha Power. Power, who was at the time US ambassador to the UN, did note take Haley’s call.

Michael Flynn also called multiple country’s ambassadors to the UNSC, in an attempt to persuade them.

The resolution passed on December 23, 2016, when 14 out of the 15 voting members of the Council voted in favor of the resolution, none voted against it, and the United States chose to abstain instead of casting its veto on the initiative.

At the time of the vote Trump came out squarely against it, saying the resolution “should be vetoed.”

“As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position, and is extremely unfair to all Israelis,” Trump said in a statement.

For several months, as the possibility of an anti-settlement resolution was being discussed, the question remained whether or not former president Barack Obama – an ardent opponent of the settlements – would use the US veto in the Security Council to shield Israel from it. In the days before the vote, there was a sense in Jerusalem that he would not do so.

That sense was broadcast by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tweeted that “the US should veto the anti-Israel resolution,” and issued an even sharper statement again just before the Egyptians announced that they were pulling back the resolution.

“Israelis deeply appreciate one of the great pillars of the US-Israel alliance: the willingness over many years for the US to stand up in the UN and veto anti-Israel resolutions,” he said. “I hope the US won’t abandon this policy; I hope it will abide by the principles set by President Obama himself in his speech in the UN in 2011: that peace will come not through UN resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties.”

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3 Responses to "Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution"

  1. Leno  February 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Trump doesn’t like the UN any more than he likes NATO.

  2. Garry Compton  February 19, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Getting Flynn out was too easy – “Good Morning Gen./Mr. Flynn – Oh, the Russian Ambassador called – you can call him back anytime ” — Anytime — this was a political Sucker Punch . And it worked. He should have called Bi Bi – instead.LOL

  3. wjabbe  February 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Does Israel ever admit they were wrong on anything or any issue? If so I have never heard about it. They proclaim to be 100% right while every one else is always totally in the wrong on any issue. Bibi is basically a fraudulent beggar who begs for money he does not need. We are the country in need. Look at our debt. Would Israel send us some billions of dollars to pay our debt off? Israel has illegal nuclear weapons but they lie about having them and refuse to even allow international inspections. Why do the fools in our Congress keep supporting this pariah state against our own policies and laws? The UN should have sent troops into that area long ago and forcibly stopped the illegal theft of lands by Israel against their neighbors. Force is what they routinely use on others and force is all they would understand. America is supporting this country against all the basic principles of our Constitution. Shame on the hypocrite whores in our Congress and president who favors his cronies in Israel against the Palestinians. America is a shameful disgrace to mankind everywhere.

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