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Jakarta Post

RI, France unhappy with UN resolution rejection

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 11 2009   /  10:03 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says Indonesia and France are "very disappointed" about the continuation of violence in the Gaza Strip despite a recent UN resolution calling for the halt of Israeli attacks against Hamas targets in the area. After speaking on the phone with France President Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday, Yudhoyono told a press briefing he and Sarkozy shared the same concerns about the attacks, which continued to claim the lives of innocents. "We know that the resolution has not been obeyed in the field. Violence still continues, with fatalities mounting. The humanitarian crisis is ongoing there, claiming more women and children," he said. He said Indonesia's stance was clear: Israel must withdraw its troops from Gaza and end its attacks immediately. Yudhoyono said he had told Sarkozy it was urgent that the international c...