Argentina supports UN recognition to Palestinian State

Caracas, 21 Sep. AVN .- Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez expressed this Wednesday her support to the recognition of Palestinian as full member of the United Nations Organization (UN).

In her speech at the 66th General Assembly, held in New York, United States, Fernandez stressed that her country has recognized the Palestinian State and she commented that giving the seat 194 to that country will be beneficial for the whole international community.

Denying that legitimate right to Palestine “means to continue giving an alibi to those who exert international terrorism and who find in that lack of recognition one of their fake arguments to commit their crimes.”

“Failing to include Palestine this year, far from giving security and stability to the world, will create more insecurity and completely unfavorable conditions for what should be the exercise of a body which should represent the interests of all citizens,” Fernandez said.

The Argentinean President expressed to be sure that in case Palestine fully joins the UN, “we will contribute not only with a safer world but also with a fairer world.”

Previously, the president of the South American country had expressed her proposal to eliminate the right to veto of some countries at the Security Council and the label of “permanent member” in that agency because those powers “are not to defend the universal security or stability.”

She regretted the fact that it has been precisely the right to veto which has enabled the United Kingdom to refuse to debate Argentina"s sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, which has been supported in ten UN resolutions and by different international forums.

“The United Kingdom has been refusing to it by using its condition of member of the Security Council with the right to veto.”

The United States has warned that it might veto at the Security Council the vote over the Palestinian cause at the United Nations, which was denounced last Tuesday by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Chavez expressed that the United States is openly sabotaging “what will be a majority resolution of the General Assembly: the recognition of Palestine” as a full member of that multilateral organization.

In the letter, Chavez affirmed that the United Nations model has become exhausted and “the fact that the debate on the Palestinian issue has been delayed and is being openly sabotaged reconfirms this.”

The Venezuelan President, together with the sister Nations that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), ratified in this letter their rejection to the fact “that such a just aspiration could be blocked by this means.”

AVN 21/09/2011 14:58
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