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OIC deplores ESCWA report withdrawal
09 : 00 AM - 19/03/2017
Jeddah, Mar. 19 (BNA): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)'s Secretary-general Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen has deplored the withdrawal of the report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which objectively represents the reality of Israeli policies of Israeli occupation, oppression, settlement and apartheid.
The OIC chief emphasized in a press release that the withdrawal of the UN report on Israeli apartheid practices towards the Palestinian people is counterproductive and would avert the international community from reaching the conclusions of such a substantive and professional document, and encourages Israel to continue its apartheid policies.

He stressed the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community to take measures to put an end to Israel's racist policies and its continuing violations of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

He also expressed regret at the resignation of the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf, commending her professional and balanced performance and her principled and well-appreciated position, which goes fully in line with the principles and Charter of the United Nations.


BNA 0551 GMT 2017/03/19

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