Sat, 01 Dec 2007 08:57:15
Zalmay Khalilzad, US Ambassador to the UN
The US was withdrawing the resolution from the UN Security Council less than 24 hours after US Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad had introduced it and welcomed what he called the 'very positive' response from the council's members.
After a session, at which the draft was submitted, Khalilzad said Security Council members intended to discuss the text with the parties involved.
The move suggested that Tel Aviv and the Palestinians had not been consulted before the text was drafted and there were even doubts whether the US State Department had been informed that the draft resolution was to be presented Thursday.
The Mideast Conference, which started on November 27 in Annapolis, has been considered as a failure as it did not address the core issues of the Middle East conflict.