Remarks on U.S. Support for the Election of Mordechai Amihai of Israel as Vice Chair of the Fourth Committee

Rosemary A. DiCarlo
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York, NY
June 18, 2014




AS PREPARED

Thank you Mr. Chairman. The United States has asked for the floor to express its regret that a vote was called on the selection of the Israeli delegate as a vice chair of the Fourth Committee. We also regret the decisive and politicized rhetoric we have heard today from those who called for this vote. We believe that, consistent with its usual practice, this body should have elected the Israeli delegate by acclamation. The United States wishes to express its unequivocal support for the election of our Israeli colleague. Mr. Amihai will serve as a worthy and excellent vice chair of the committee, and we congratulate him. Thank you.

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PRN: 2014/139