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Congressman Moran Pens Letter Denouncing UN Secretary-General

Washington, D.C. ­– Congressman Nathaniel Moran (TX-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 13 colleagues in penning a letter urging Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas-Greenfield, to condemn UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his horrific remarks made in reference to the attacks in Israel.


“We write to urge you to condemn the remarks made by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on October 24, 2023, where Guterres referenced that the terrorist attacks on more than 1,400 innocent people by Hamas ‘did not happen in a vacuum.’ As the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, we strongly urge you to denounce these comments and make clear that the United States does not condone justifications of actions on behalf of terrorist organizations,” the Members wrote.


“The remarks made by Guterres is a notable shift away from previous statements in 2017 where he promised to act against a rising global tide of anti-Semitism when he referred to ‘the denial of the right of the State of Israel to exist.’ The Palestinian people have been governed by Hamas terrorists, with support from malign state actors, for over a decade,” the Members continued. “It is unconscionable to blame Israel for Hamas’ brutal reign over the people in Gaza. It is imperative to address these remarks as they undermine the principles of peace, diplomacy, and fairness.”


The letter was led by Congressman Moran and co-signed by Congressman Cory Mills (FL-07), Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Clay Higgins (LA-03), Rick Allen (GA-12), Bill Huizenga (MI-04), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Randy Weber (TX-14), Brian Babin (TX-36), Keith Self (TX-03), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Ben Cline (VA-06), and Jake Ellzey (TX-06).


Read the full letter here.