UNSC Must Uphold Mandate Without Double Standards: Palestinian Foreign Minister
"Is it not the Security Council's duty to maintain international peace and security and preserving the principles and purposes of the UN Charter that have guaranteed to our peoples to save the generations from the scourge of war and taking these joint and effective measures to prevent the causes that threaten peace as per the principles of international law and justice? Or is it difficult for your security council to uphold its responsibility and its mandate and resolutions without selectivity or double standards when it relates to Palestine," al-Maliki told the UNSC meeting on the Palestinian question.
"Peace and Security cannot and will not be achieved by crushing the skulls of infants," he added.
"The ongoing massacres... perpetrated by Israel, occupying power, against the Palestinian civil population under illegal occupation must be stopped. The Security Council has a duty to stop them. The international community is obliged under international law to stop them. It is our collective human duty to stop them. Now, continued failure of this [UN Security] Council is inexcusable," al-Maliki said.