Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: UK Played Role in Anti-Israel UN Resolution

Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson delivers a speech at Chatham House on December 2, 2016 in London, England. Johnson warned the world risks slipping back into a 'brutal' era where strong men dominate and democracy is in retreat. In his first major speech as Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson insisted the UK …
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The Times of Israel reports: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday told Parliament the United Kingdom played a key role in advancing an anti-settlement resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council last month.

London’s top diplomat also maintained that he backs US Secretary of State John Kerry who, during a keynote speech on the Middle East, criticized Jewish settlements in the West Bank as a major obstacle to peace.

“I remind the House that the UK was closely involved in its drafting, although of course it was an Egyptian-generated resolution,” Johnson said on Tuesday, according to a transcript of the proceedings. “We supported it only because it contained new language pointing out the infamy of terrorism that Israel suffers every day, not least on Sunday, when there was an attack in Jerusalem.”

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