Some members of the United Nations Security Council called on Monday for the passage of a resolution on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
“It is difficult to understand why the United Nations Security Council has not passed a single resolution on this question in over seven years,” New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said during an open debate on the Middle East in New York.
“The council could be a silent witness to the demise of the two-state solution,” warned McCully, whose country is one of 10 rotating nations on the 15-member body.
No formal statement on the matter was issued at the end of the meeting, but a number of member nations including Malaysia, Venezuela and Egypt spoke of their frustration over the council’s inaction during the debate.
They spoke about the need for a resolution even though no such text has been submitted to them.