Israel ramps up strikes; UNSC delays ceasefire vote
Top diplomats from countries including Egypt, Qatar and Jordan were set to meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington later Friday amid a push for the US to abstain from voting. Given the US's status as a veto-wielding permanent member of the council, a no vote would kill the resolution.
UNSC’s Immediate Gaza Ceasefire Bid Backed by UN General Guterres Fails as US Vetoes Move
The United States on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have called for an immediate ceasefire in the intense fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
US vetoes UN call for immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza – video
The US, alone among the permanent members of the UN, voted against a draft security council resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The UK abstained.The move comes after the UN secretary general, António Guterres, made a rare move on Wednesday to formally warn the 15-member council of a global threat from the conflictIsrael-Hamas war – live updates Continue reading...
U.S. vetoes UN ceasefire bid as battles rage across Gaza
US blocks UN bid for ceasefire in Gaza as Israeli forces continue offensive, leaving 17,487 dead, mostly women and children. Vast areas destroyed, 80% displaced, facing shortages of food, fuel, water and medicine.
UN chief and many nations demand immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but U.S. remains opposed
The United Nations chief and many Security Council members demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza on Friday, but the United States reiterated its opposition despite a direct appeal from Arab diplomats, virtually dooming any action by the UN's most powerful body.
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