Written by Staff Writer
07 Dec, 2018 | 10:01 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – The United Nations General Assembly has rejected a United States-sponsored resolution seeking to condemn Hamas, the Palestinian group administering the besieged Gaza Strip.
The resolution, which was backed strongly by Israel, needed a two-thirds majority to pass, following an earlier vote in the assembly.
The proposal failed to cross the threshold, with 86 nations voting in favour and 57 voting against. Thirty-three countries abstained. Among the 33 countries that abstained are Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, Kenya, Nepal, Philipines and Thailand.
News 1st has written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting a comment on Sri Lanka’s stance and is awaiting a response.
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