Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said Friday that if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, then “nobody should blame us for unleashing all of the weapons that we have in the U.N. to defend ourselves, and we have a lot of weapons in the U.N.”
Mansour said that while the Palestinian Authority could not respond to a move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem with a Security Council resolution – because the United States would veto it – there were actions that he could take.
“Maybe I can't have resolutions in the Security Council but I can make their lives miserable every day with precipitating a veto on my admission as a member state. Italy in 1949 received three consecutive vetoes on its admission to the U.N. from the Soviet Union. These are the kind of things that I can do,” he said.