.Cuba’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Pedro Nuñez, said that the United States’ veto at the UN Security Council hinders a solution to the Palestinian issue.
Speaking before the UN General Assembly in New York, Nuñez said that Israel attacks the Palestinian people with total impunity because it feels protected by Washington.
Nuñez said that the UN Security Council has not been able to seriously tackle the Palestinian issue due to double standards and the veto threat by the United States, one of its permanent members.
The Cuban diplomat reiterated Cuba’s commitment to achieving a definite solution to the issue, including the delicate situation of Palestinian refugees.
He also condemned the illegal occupation of territories by Israel as the main obstacle to attain a just and long-lasting peace in the Middle East.