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Qatar objects to appointment of Israeli ambassador as vice president of General Assembly

June 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon on 11 November 2016 [Danny Danon/Facebook]

The state of Qatar, which represents the Arab group in the UN General Assembly, objected yesterday to the election of Israeli ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, as vice president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

Twenty-one ambassadors were chosen to head the new session, including Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the UN. He was elected to the position as a candidate from the Western European group.

The 72nd session will begin on 12th September 2017 and will last for a year.

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After the current President of the General Assembly, Peter Thompson, announced Israel’s Danny Danon’s election to the position, the Qatari, Iranian, and Syrian ambassadors requested to speak and expressed their objection to this.