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UN Arab Group rejects Israel’s nomination as chair of legal committee

The Arab Group at the UN has announced its opposition to Israel’s nomination for vice-chairman of the Legal Committee at the 75th session of the General Assembly slated for next September.

Mansour Al-Otaibi, permanent representative of Kuwait to the UN, stated, in his capacity as head of the Arab Group, that the UN circulated a message on June 8 regarding the election of the chair and members of the bureau of the sixth legal committee at the 75th session of the General Assembly.

“With regard to the election of vice-chairmen of the committee, the group sent an objection to secretary-general Antonio Guterres against Israel’s nomination of a candidate for the vice-chairmanship of the bureau of the sixth committee at the upcoming session,” Otaibi said in a press release on Saturday.

“The Arab group has concerns and considers Israel ineligible for membership in the bureau because of its ongoing and systematic violations of international law and many UN resolutions for more than seven decades,” the Kuwait representative underlined.

He called for circulating his letter about the Arab Group’s position in this regard to all member states