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An Indian Diplomat's View of U.S. Isolation, and Israel's ‘Suez Moment’

April 20, 2024 (EIRNS)—The U.S. Mission to the United Nations circulated a Joint Statement condemning Iran for its “Attack on the State of Israel” last week, expecting that would corner Iran. Instead, when released April 17, only 48 nations had signed on, and one of those was Israel.

This “fiasco” delivered “a crushing blow to American self-esteem,” retired Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar pointed out in his April 18 commentary. A mere handful of nations outside the Western bloc signed, “eight defectors from the Global Majority,” as the Indian diplomat put it. (Argentina and Ecuador, for example.)

“The entire Africa, West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and the ASEAN region refused to associate with the U.S. initiative! Of course, not a single Muslim country would touch the joint statement with a barge pole.… This tells a humiliating story of U.S. isolation in the UN. The international community understands fully well the hypocrisy and the notorious doublespeak that characterizes American diplomacy,” he wrote.

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