President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, stressed on Wednesday that the Obama administration would veto any UN resolution that dictates a peace solution or recognizes a Palestinian state.
Rhodes spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper hours after Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech in which he blasted Israel’s presence in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, saying Israeli construction there was ruining the prospect of a Palestinian state.
The interview also comes less than a week after the U.S. chose to abstain in the Security Council on a resolution condemning Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, thus allowing the resolution to pass.
“So just to be clear here, when (Kerry) says, ‘These are not the choices we will make,’ which is kind of vague, is he saying that the U.S. would veto any resolution in the UN which might dictate a peace solution…
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