The GCC Secretary-General, Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Attiyah, has strongly condemned the US's veto at the UN Security Council against the Arab-Palestinian draft resolution condemning the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.
In a statement released here on Saturday, Al Attiyah considered the US move towards this issue as unacceptable and unjustifiable and said it pours into encouraging the Israeli occupier to violate UN resolutions as well as the international laws that consider settlements and unilateral acts as illegal.
Al Attiyah explained the use of the veto shows the prejudice practised by the US towards the Palestinian issue, criticising the US policy which is based on double standards. He expressed his astonishment at the US position, where Washington speaks on serious efforts to be made in order to bring peace while providing a political cover that enables Israel to continue its aggressive policies in the Palestinian territories.
In the statement, Al Attiyah stressed the unwavering support towards the Palestinian people against Israeli occupation.
The GCC Secretary-General also stressed the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and to live in peace within the borders of sovereign and independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.