U.S. Queries Value of UN Council's Mideast Meetings

[Reuters] Patrick Worsnip - The U.S. on Tuesday questioned the value of monthly public meetings of the UN Security Council on the Middle East, saying the angry speeches delivered often made the problem worse. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told this month's meeting that these discussions "do little to help advance the cause of peace or help the Palestinian people in any tangible way." The council has been paralyzed this year in trying to make formal statements about the situation by disagreements between the U.S. and new member Libya. Such statements have to be unanimous.

2008-03-27 01:00:00

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