UNITED NATIONS, December 18. /TASS/. Russia is ready to act as an unbiased mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said on Monday at a UN Security Council meeting.
He reiterated Russia’s readiness to organize a meeting between the Palestinian and Israeli leaders. "We are ready to be unbiased mediators. Russia maintains trust-based and friendly relations with absolutely all Middle East nations: the Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs. Our ties are not marred by the negative legacy of the past," he said.
The United Nations Security Council on Monday voted a resolution against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. The document was supported by 14 Security Council member countries but was vetoed by the United States.