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Estonia will no longer vote for anti-Israel resolutions at the UN

Nov 14, 2022

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said that Tallinn has changed its policy towards Israel and will no longer vote for resolutions condemning its actions.

This was reported by ERR.

Reinsalu commented on Estonia's decision to vote against a resolution of the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly calling on the International Court of Justice in The Hague to issue an urgent opinion on the "Israeli occupation" of Palestinian territories.


Estonia used to vote to condemn Israel. However, according to Reinsalu, Estonia's foreign policy on the issue has changed. "Yes. In principle, I can confirm that," the Estonian foreign minister said.

"I believe that Estonia as a member of the European Union should act in accordance with the jointly agreed position of the EU, including on some UN resolutions. The same was our point of view as a member of the UN Security Council," the minister said.

"But if European countries have different views, then after listening to all points of view, we formed our opinion, guided by the position of the United States," he added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 14/11/2022

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