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Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says that he told President Bush not to vote in favor of the United Nations' last week resolution on Gaza.
"I told him (Bush) the United States could not vote in favor. It cannot vote in favor of such a resolution. He immediately called the secretary of state and told her not to vote in favor," said Olmert on Monday.
"In the night between Thursday and Friday, when the secretary of state wanted to lead the vote on a ceasefire at the Security Council...
"I said 'get me President Bush on the phone'. They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I did not care. 'I need to talk to him now'. He got off the podium and spoke to me," he added.
Originally posted by jam321
Once again, which is it, does the US tell Israel what to do or does Israel tell the US what to do?
Originally posted by JanusFIN
This kind of news would raise BREAKING POLITICAL STORM, huge demands, accusations of collaborating, high treason, from senates or parlaments in any, but maybe other country...
USrael- Think about it.
I dont know where pressTV have found this info, but this really is hardcore claim... And when this news breaks out in Muslim world in this crucial moment... No, no, no... USA wont get away from this - this will be remembered.
Gaza is 911 Trauma - needs revenge - and USA will pay the price.
Originally posted by Xtrozero
And so it sits with some obscured news site. This would lead me to believe it is all propaganda, for I agree with you that it would create a sh@t storm if it was true, but we see and hear nothing….
Originally posted by jam321
Who is Olmert telling this to? Is he giving a press briefing or talking to a certain reporter? The article seems vague. Once again, which is it, does the US tell Israel what to do or does Israel tell the US what to do?
The United Nations Security Council 'power of veto' refers to the veto power wielded solely by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, enabling them to prevent the adoption of any 'substantive' draft Council resolution, regardless of the level of international support for the draft.
Both the State Department and White House spokesmen said that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's claim that he had essentially gotten US President George W. Bush to twist Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's arm and abstain on the measure was simply untrue.
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Olmert's story of what happened in his conversation with Bush was "just 100 percent, totally, completely not true," while White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto said "there are inaccuracies."