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Remarks at a Security Council Debate on the Middle East


Remarks
Rosemary A. DiCarlo
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York City
January 19, 2011

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SOUNDBITE (Reuters)

Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, UN Deputy Permanent Representative (Jan. 19): "As we have consistently said, permanent status issues cannot be resolved, can be resolved only through negotiations between the parties, and not by recourse to the Security Council. We therefore consistently oppose attempts to take these issues to this council, and will continue to do so, because such action moves us no closer to the goal of a negotiated final settlement. Rather, we believe, it would only complicate efforts to achieve that goal."

SOUNDBITE (AP)

Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, UN Deputy Permanent Representative (Jan. 19): "We believe that continued settlement expansion is corrosive, not only to peace efforts and the Two State Solution but to Israel's future itself. The faith of the existing settlements is an issue that must be dealt with by the parties, although with other permanent status issues but like every U.S. administration for decades we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity." Full Text»



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