UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council refused to approve a statement Friday that would condemn remarks about Israel’s impending destruction attributed to Iran’s hard-line president because of objections from Indonesia, council diplomats said.
Qatar, the only Arab nation on the council, said it had no instructions, which also meant approval on Friday was impossible, the diplomats said. The statement must be approved by all 15 council members.
What nation had objections?
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, said Ahmadinejad had not really threatened Israel, council diplomats said.
But the shocker is right here:
France’s U.N. Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, who called for condemnation of the remarks attributed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said it was unfortunate that the council could not act immediately. But he said he would try again on Monday to get all 15 council members to approve the statement.
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