U.S. Withdraws UN Resolution Endorsing Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement

Friday, November 30th 2007, 12:47 pm
By: News On 6

UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ In an about face, the United States on Friday withdrew a U.N. resolution endorsing this week's agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to reach a Mideast peace settlement by the end of 2008, apparently after Israel objected.

Deputy Ambassador Alejandro Wolff informed the Security Council that the United States was pulling the resolution from consideration less than 24 hours after Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad had introduced it and welcomed the ``very positive'' response from council members.

Khalilzad had said he needed to consult with the Israelis and Palestinians overnight on the text of the resolution to ensure it was what they wanted.