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 CottonTom Bryant CottonOn The Trail: Pence's knives come out Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline 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 ObamaWhy payroll tax cut opponents may want to reconsider Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' MORE, John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Biden faces balancing act Budowsky: Trump October surprise could devastate GOP Hillicon Valley: Democrats request counterintelligence briefing | New pressure for election funding | Republicans urge retaliation against Chinese hackers MORE and Samantha PowerSamantha Jane PowerSupport swells for renaming Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to honor John Lewis after his death 'Obamagate' backfires: Documents show Biden, Obama acted properly 'Unmaskings' may be common — and that's the problem 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.