Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released on Tuesday a statement on the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, blasting President Obama's policies toward Israel for the situation.
“What we are watching unfold at the United Nations is an unmitigated diplomatic disaster, It is the culmination of President Obama’s repeated efforts over three years to throw Israel under the bus and undermine its negotiating position. That policy must stop now."
"In his speech to the U.N. this week, President Obama must unequivocally reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the security of Israel and its continued existence as a Jewish state," Romney said. "And he must make clear that if the Palestinian Authority succeeds in gaining any type of U.N. recognition, the United States will cut foreign assistance to the Palestinians, as well as re-evaluate its funding of U.N. programs and its relationship with any nation voting in favor of recognition. Actions that compromise the interests of the United States, our allies, and all those who desire a lasting peace must have consequences.”