Marco Rubio Wants John Kerry to Look at UN Role With Hamas
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is demanding answers about the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), pointing to reports that the agency returned rockets stored on its property to Hamas. Rubio has been a vocal critic of UNRWA, saying the agency has been against Israel during the most recent crisis in the region.
Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to write a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for an investigation of UNRWA.
As the U.N.s leading source of funding, American taxpayers will not tolerate the use of U.N. facilities by terrorists to stage attacks against our allies, Rubio said on Wednesday. We know Hamas has been using civilians as human shields and stores its weapons and fighters in civilian buildings, but for the U.N. to stand idly by while Hamas attacks Israel from its facilities is an outrage. This is the latest example of why the U.S. needs to bring greater transparency and accountability to the U.N. by pursuing reform of its programs and institutions.
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