Event #165 US vetoes UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli assassination of Sheikh Yassin Date: Thursday, 25 Mar 2004
The US vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the killing of the spiritual leader of Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - a paraplegic who used a wheelchair - had died three days earlier in an Israeli missile attack
A majority of council members voted for the resolution, but the US employed the veto reserved for permanent members.
The US called the resolution "one-sided". It had demanded Palestinian militant groups be named in it.
The resolution's sponsor Algeria said it seemed the Security Council was "doomed to fail" when dealing with Middle East issues.
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