Arab League rejects Israel's UN panel presidency nomination

Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby during his meeting with the ambassadors and representatives of Western Europe's countries at the Arab League in Cairo
Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby during his meeting with the ambassadors and representatives of Western Europe’s countries at the Arab League in Cairo

CAIRO, June 12 (KUNA) — Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby has informed Western Europe’s countries about Arab rejection against their recent decision to nominate Israel for chairing an UN legal anti-terrorism committee.
Al-Araby made the remarks to reports following a meeting with the ambassadors and representatives of Western Europe’s countries at the Arab League in Cairo.
He said he had sent an urgent message to the European governments that it was unreasonable for Israel to head a UN legal committee while it commits daily violations and breaches of international and humanitarian laws.
Al-Araby emphasized that the Western Europe’s countries had been notified of the Arab League’s concern and displeasure at Israel’s nomination for this post.
The Arab League’s chief accused Israel of seeking to impede efforts to reach a settlement to the Palestinian issue. (end) mfm.asm.mt