US blocks UN from recognising a Palestinian state

09:47 AM | 19 Apr, 2024
US blocks UN from recognising a Palestinian state

Despite the support of the majority of Security Council members, a resolution regarding Palestine’s membership in the United Nations was not approved. The United States vetoed the request for Palestine’s UN membership.

According to the media reports, 12 Security Council members supported granting Palestine UN membership during the meeting, but the US vetoed the request.

The news agency also reported that the United Kingdom and Switzerland abstained from voting on the resolution for Palestine’s UN membership.

In response to the American veto, the Palestinian Presidency stated that the US decision to veto the request was unfair and unethical, condemning the American action.

Palestinian representative Riyad Mansour, speaking emotionally, said that the determination of the Palestinians cannot be defeated and that their efforts will continue.

The Israeli Foreign Minister stated that the Security Council rejected the proposal, adding that a Palestinian state will not be rewarded for ‘terrorism’. The Israeli Foreign Minister praised the US decision to use the veto.

The Israeli representative criticized the countries that voted for the resolution, stating that Palestine already holds non-member observer status in the UN. Full membership requires the support of two-thirds of the Security Council and General Assembly members.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had previously warned that the risk of violence would increase if progress was not made towards a two-state solution.

It should be noted that since the start of the war on October 7, Israel has killed 34,000 Palestinians.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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