Crisis unites Muslim countries and “ pulls Biden into the whirlwind ” – 05/16/2021 – Nelson de Sá

Headline of Saudi channel Al Arabyia on Iranian PressTV, “Muslim Countries Condemn Barbarian Aggression Against Palestinians,” at Organization for Islamic Cooperation Emergency Meeting with Foreign Ministers of ‘Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar and others.

At the meeting chaired by Saudi Arabia, the countries demanded that “the Security Council act” and threatened to force a vote in the General Assembly. Then came the meeting of the United Nations Council, which became the headline of the New York Times, but which in the end “took no action.”

With the Council closed, China, who is chairing the forum, told a press conference that, along with Tunisia, Norway and others, it will continue to seek a resolution. “We sincerely hope that all members will join our efforts,” the Chinese representative said, according to Xinhua.

He was referring to the United States. According to Bloomberg’s description, “the Israel-Gaza crisis is dragging Joe Biden into a whirlwind he sought to avoid,” into the “vortex.” The idea was not to “get confused in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to orient foreign policy towards China”, but “the plan never really had a chance”.

And now, “American diplomats have been brought back into the fray whether they like it or not.” On Twitter at night, Secretary Antony Blinken described his appeals to the Chancellors of Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to whom he said “the loss of human life is deeply sad” .

HUMAN RIGHTS

The hot tub is also internal. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote on the NYT that “the United States must stop being apologists for government” and added, via Twitter:

“We need to take a serious look at the $ 4 billion a year in military aid to Israel. It is illegal for US aid to support human rights violations.”

Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went further, saying that “apartheid states are not democracies”. And loaded:

“This [mísseis contra Gaza] is happening with the support of the United States. The United States has vetoed the UN ceasefire request. How can the Biden government credibly claim to stand up for human rights? “

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