Cotton: UN's Israel resolution could not have happened without US coordination

Cotton: UN's Israel resolution could not have happened without US coordination

Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonHow not to withdraw from Syria Romney sworn in as senator Trump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces MORE (R-Ark.) said Sunday that the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements could only have been brought forward with coordination from the United States.

“It only could have been brought forward and passed with explicit United States coordination with other members of the Security Council,” Cotton told “Fox News Sunday.”

On Dec. 23, the U.N. Security Council voted 14-0 on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The United States abstained from the vote, refusing to exercise its veto power.

The resolution has created backlash from Congressional Republicans and Israeli leaders who say it is anti-Israel.

“If Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaRealClearPolitics editor says Trump needs to compromise on border to shift public opinion Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden  Democratic dark horses could ride high in 2020 MORE, John KerryJohn Forbes KerrySyria too complex to make decisions in 280 characters … even for a president Kerry to Trump: Forget 'fictional' border crisis, declare emergency for climate Russia's next moves in Venezuela should be closely monitored MORE and Samantha PowerSamantha Jane PowerHeather Nauert is the wrong choice for UN ambassador Khashoggi editor on Trump Saudi statement: 'This is a new low' The Memo: Saudi storm darkens for Trump MORE hadn’t been speaking for months about the prospect of this resolution and had not been creating climate inside the Security Council to let it come forward without firmly saying we will veto any one-sided anti-Israel resolution, no country would have brought that resolution forward,” Cotton said.