And, as everybody knows, that will never happen, because the U.S. has veto power in the council.
Washington has pledged to use its veto power at the Security Council, if necessary, to scuttle Palestinian membership.
Partly it has to do with what I call the “veto power” wielded by both sides in this conflict.
But since the U.S. has no veto power in the U.N. General Assembly, it is more likely to pass.
First, every nation, from major to the most minor, now possesses some level of veto power.
He exercises the veto power, and to that extent controls the legislation of Congress.
They then turn upon us and say: Then you presume to have a "veto power on God!"
The veto power was cast by the Convention in their resolutions with those of the Executive.
The women also possessed the veto power on questions of war.
There were protests against the exercise of the king's veto power in specific cases.
1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid," of unknown origin. Used by Roman tribunes who opposed measures of the Senate or magistrates.
1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
The power of a president or governor to reject a bill proposed by a legislature by refusing to sign it into law. The president or governor actually writes the word veto (Latin for “I forbid”) on the bill and sends it back to the legislature with a statement of his or her objections. The legislature may choose to comply by withdrawing or revising the bill, or it can override the veto and pass the law, by a two-thirds vote in each house.
Note: Originally intended to prevent Congress from passing unconstitutional laws, the veto is now used by the president as a powerful bargaining tool, especially when his objectives conflict with majority sentiment in Congress. (See also checks and balances.)