Report: Kerry Told Netanyahu U.S. Undecided on UN Resolution

United States Secretary of State John Kerry looks on during the closing ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People on June 7, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend that the Obama administration has not yet made a decision on whether to back a UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the November presidential elections.

Support for or promotion of such a resolution would mark a drastic change in policy for the US, which has consistently vetoed and/or threatened to veto any UN resolutions deemed unfavorable to Israel.

In a phone conversation on Saturday night, Netanyahu told Kerry he expects that the US will not support any diplomatic measures at the UN that are carried out without Israel’s consent, Haaretz newspaper reported. The prime minister also reiterated statements he made in a speech to the UN General Assembly last month, in which he said “peace will not come from statements and resolutions at the United Nations.”

But while Kerry listened to Netanyahu’s request, he told the prime minister that no decision on supporting future resolutions had yet been made, the report said.

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