Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega questions the use of the United Nations and criticizes its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has questioned the use of the United Nations and criticized its inability to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
During a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Ortega asked what is the purpose of the organisation if it is not able to solve the decades-long conflict in the Middle East.
Ortega said the UN’s inaction was preventing the Palestinians from realising their right to have their own state and to live in peace and security. He also criticised the US, European nations and the international community in general for not doing enough to resolve the conflict.
He called on the international community to take “decisive and effective” action to bring about peace between Israel and Palestine. He argued that the conflict can only be resolved if all parties involved – Palestinians and Israelis – are willing to compromise and make the necessary concessions for a just and lasting peace.
Ortega reiterated his commitment to the cause, and offered his country’s support to the Palestinian people in their struggle for justice and peace. He also urged all nations to recognise the Palestinian state and its legitimate borders.