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2004 US Presidential Election
July 24, 2004
Kerry | Kerry criticizes UN's anti-fence decision

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry criticizes UN’s anti-fence decision

US Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee, criticized the UN General Assembly’s resolution passed last week urging Israel to comply with the International Court of Justice’s ruling that it should dismantle the security fence.

He said as president he would “stand up for Israel’s security in the UN or any international organization.”

“I want to express my deep disappointment at the resolution passed Tuesday by the UN General Assembly. Let us remember: Israel’s fence is a legitimate response to terror that only exists in response to the wave of terror attacks against Israel. The fence has proven to be an important tool in Israel’s fight against terrorism,” Kerry said in a statement.

Kerry, like the Bush administration, said he did not believe the ICJ had the jurisdiction to consider the issue of the fence’s legality.



Posted by Laurence Simon at July 24, 2004 07:54 PM | TrackBack
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