UNITED NATIONS (Jan. 14)
A draft resolution calling for mandatory sanctions against Israel for its annexation of the Golan Heights will be presented tomorrow for a vote in the Security Council.
The resolution, submitted by Jordan, requests all member-states to refrain from supplying arms to Israel, suspend economic and financial aid to it, and urges all countries “to consider suspending diplomatic and consular relations with Israel.”
The extreme resolution, diplomats said today, is certain to be vetoed by the United States, which already assured Israel two weeks ago that it will vote against any resolution calling for mandatory sanctions against the Jewish State.
Sources here said today that Syria, which refused to go along with any watered-down resolution even at the cost of a certain U.S. veto, has succeeded in obtaining the minimum nine votes needed for the adoption of the resolution, a goal that seemed unattainable only a few days ago.
According to diplomats here Britain and France might also veto the tough anti-Israeli resolution when it is presented to the Council for a vote tomorrow.