The UAE’s ambassador to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh, announced in a press release on Thursday that the Security Council decided not to make a statement following the international conference the UAE requested with China to discuss the Zionist attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
She stressed that “increasing tension does not benefit anyone” and that the Security Council members place considerable significance on lowering tension in the area.
Responding to a query regarding Washington’s decision to forgo issuing a joint statement, Ambassador Robert Wood, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN, stated that the meeting was held in private and that “silent diplomacy” was used to ease tension in the area.
Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, indicated that they had decided to continue debating and cooperating on the problems brought up during the discussion.
The occupation police attacked the Al-Qibli prayer hall in Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday night, for the second consecutive night, and arrested hundreds of Palestinians after severely beating several of them.
Since the latest Zionist government, led by Netanyahu and described by Zionist media as the most extreme in the history of the occupied entity, was formed late last year, tensions in the city of Jerusalem and its surroundings have risen.