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 CottonIt's time for Fauci to go — but don't expect it to happen Is the Navy totally at sea? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - House debt vote today; Biden struggles to unite 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 ObamaBiden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day RNC targets McAuliffe, Biden campaign event with mobile billboard The real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit MORE, John KerryJohn KerryThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting US can lead on climate action by supporting developing countries MORE and Samantha PowerSamantha Power White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Climate divides conservative Democrats in reconciliation push 12 top U.S. officials to join Biden at major climate conference 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.