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Trump calls for veto of UN resolution on halting Israeli settlements
December 22, 2016 / 1:55 PM / a year ago

Trump calls for veto of UN resolution on halting Israeli settlements

(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday echoed Israel’s call for a veto on a U.N. Security Council draft resolution to halt settlements, saying it “puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”

FILE PHOTO: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

“Peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations,” Trump said in a statement released by his transition team.

Reporting by Susan Heavey in Washington; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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