Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Saudi Arabia criticizes the UN Security Council’s inaction on the Palestinian issue
Saudi Arabia has expressed its dissatisfaction with the perceived inaction of the international community in resolving the Palestinian crisis and harshly criticized the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for failing to uphold world peace and security. Trending : Fines related to Saudi iqama
The comments were made at a high-level UNSC meeting on the Middle East crisis, particularly on the Palestinian issue.
– Tuesday’s meeting was called at the invitation of Brazil’s foreign minister, who is now serving as the UNSC’s month-long president, and Prince Faisal Bin Farhan, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister attended in the session.
– The Kingdom’s leadership has made intensive efforts in engaging with friendly nations in order to stop the escalation and put an end to the cycles of deadly conflict.”
– The foreign minister expressed deep concern at the failure of the international community to address what must to be universal humanitarian values and adherence to international norms governing the peaceful coexistence of nations and people.
– The foreign minister emphasized the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza as a result of the ongoing siege and Israeli military escalation, which has resulted in the ongoing targeting of civilian infrastructure and facilities, such as schools, hospitals, and basic services, and resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people, including women, children, and the elderly, as well as the injury of thousands of civilians.
– The minister continued stating that, “What we are seeing in terms of the international community’s inaction in working for a quick halt of the Israeli war machine’s attempts at forced displacement and collective punishment against the people of Gaza will not bring us closer to the security and stability that we all seek”.
– In order to stop Israeli violations, ensure the protection of civilians, lift the blockade, enable the quick entry of humanitarian aid, and avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the foreign minister insisted that it is high time for the UNSC to carry out its duties and for the international community to take a firm and serious stance.
– Prince Faisal stressed the serious implications that go beyond the current crisis, such as the policy of applying different standards to different laws and UN resolutions, and their potential impact on the legitimacy of international law and the entire global order, which could endanger global peace and security.
– He added that the ongoing cycles of violence are a direct result of the international community’s decades-long failure to fulfill its responsibility in resolving the Palestinian issue and the serious consequences of disregarding pertinent UN resolutions.