American imperialism was reflected by the United States’ veto of a UN resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, an American writer and political activist says.
Ralph Schoenman, former personal secretary of British philosopher Bertrand Russell, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.
Out of the 15 UN Security Council members, Russia, France and China along with seven others voted in favor of the resolution on Friday, while four including Britain abstained.
The draft called for “the consideration of measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in the Gaza Strip.”
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the veto risked “undermining the council’s credibility and authority,” and proved that the US had “extreme mal-intent.”
“The resolution at the United Nations calling for the…