Israel’s Ambassador Dermer: We Have ‘Clear Evidence’ Obama Orchestrated Passage of Anti-Settlement UN Security Council Resolution, Will Present It to Trump
Israel has “clear evidence” the Obama administration orchestrated the passage of the anti-Israeli settlement UN Security Council resolution on Friday, the Jewish state’s DC envoy told CNN on Monday.
“We will present that evidence to the new [Trump] administration through the appropriate channels,” Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “And if they want to share it with the American people, they’re welcome to.”
Talking about what transpired on Friday — when the US abstained from voting on the resolution that was approved by a 14-0 margin — Dermer said, “It’s an old story that the United Nations gangs up against Israel. What is new is that the United States did not stand up and oppose that gang up. And what is outrageous is that the United States was actually behind that gang up.”
“I think it was a very sad day and really a shameful chapter in US-Israel relations,” Dermer went on to say. “We are deeply disappointed by this decision that was made [by the Obama administration].”
Watch a video of Dermer’s remarks below: