“Qatari representatives had yet to receive permission to support the move. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, had trouble with the wording of the denunciation.”
“UNSC fails to condemn Ahmadinejad,” from the Jerusalem Post and Associated Press:
The United Nations Security Council postponed the releases of a statement condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s latest calls for the destruction of Israel late Friday night after both Indonesia and Qatar opposed the move.
Representatives of the 15 permanent member countries have requested to adopt a unanimous decision regarding Ahmadinejad’s speech made on Sunday. According to the report, Qatari representatives had yet to receive permission to support the move. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, had trouble with the wording of the
France’s UN Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, who called for condemnation of the remarks attributed to Ahmadinejad, said it was unfortunate that the council could not act immediately. But he said he would try again on Monday to get all 15 council members to approve the statement.
“At stake is … a real question of principle. When the president of a country talks about the destruction of another country, a member of the United Nations, this is a serious issue,” de La Sabliere said.