Canadian-based sociologist and scholar Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya believes Washington's threat to veto any UN General Assembly vote for recognition of a Palestinian state is not in the interest of the United States.
“In fact, most of the things that the United States does in regards to Israel are not in the interests of the United States or its population in many regards,” Nazemroaya told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Monday.
He said the U.S. threat would arouse “angry feelings and disgust around the world.”
Nazemroaya said that the global image of the U.S. is already “negative”. He notes that “the U.S. is acting consistently against U.S. public opinion on many different levels, when it comes down to policies on racism, policies on development, on these wars of occupation. So we shouldn't be surprised that it does this. We shouldn't be surprised that U.S. leaders are taking the image of the United States and flushing it down the toilet.”