Arab nations reject Israel’s UN Security Council bid

VIENNA, The prospect of Israel winning a seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will have serious repercussions, Arab UN member states have warned.

Austria’s Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl received a letter Thursday, bearing the signature of Oman’s ambassador to Vienna Bader Al-Hinai, saying that Israel’s bid is an effort to attain a position of power, according to anonymous diplomatic sources.

The letter, which KUNA obtained a copy of, urged the international community to realize the graveness of the situation, given the fact that Israeli transgressions continue unabated.

Arab nations went on to applaud Vienna for its political ideologies that are supportive of a two-state solution in the Middle East, with a future Palestinian state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 war, as per UN resolution 224.

Austria is set for its stint at the helm of the European Union for a six-month term starting in July.

Source: Kuwait News Agency