UNHRC arms embargo call against Israel passes with EU OK, Bahrain absence

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UNHRC arms embargo call against Israel passes with EU OK, Bahrain absence
Those six countries that opposed the resolution were: Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Malawi and Togo.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
MARCH 23, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel that had the support of many of the European countries but received a nod of disapproval from Bahrain, which was absent for Tuesday’s vote. The measure, dubbed the accountability resolution, passed 32-6, with eight abstentions. It included some of the harshest language against Israel out of the four resolutions that the 47-member UNHRC is expected to approve, as the 46th session ends this week.

The six countries that opposed the resolution were Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Malawi and Togo. In an unusual move, Bahrain, which typically approves texts bashing Israel at the United Nations, was absent for the vote. It is the first time that this has occurred. In addition, the following eight countries abstained: Bahamas, the Czech Republic, India, Marshall Islands, Nepal, Philippines, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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