Criticism of US Mideast plan softened in UN draft resolution

A reworked Palestinian Authority resolution has dropped its initial condemnation of President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, opting for less confrontational language ahead of a United Nations
Security Council vote, a copy obtained by AFPshows.

The latest draft also no longer mentions the United States by name as the plan’s author, and couches its criticism in milder language than in the original.

The changes come as diplomatic pressure mounts ahead of Tuesday’s Security Council vote, which Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to be on hand for.

In one sign of the pressure, Tunisia earlier in the week abruptly fired its ambassador to the United Nations, Moncef Baati, citing his failure to consult with his foreign ministry on matters said to include the peace plan.


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