NEW YORK December 09. 2023 (Saba) - The United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a draft resolution submitted by the Arab group to the UN Security Council, with a record sponsorship of 100 countries, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, despite receiving 13 votes, after the United States used its veto power. "Veto" to block the draft resolution.
The draft resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons. It also stresses the need for the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners, ensuring the arrival of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, and the entry of aid in sufficient quantities into the besieged Strip and from all crossings.
The Deputy Representative of the United States, Robert Wood, defended his country’s position rejecting the resolution, citing “lack of consideration of American recommendations” in the text of the draft resolution... pointing out that any ceasefire “enables Hamas to remain to attack “Israel” after gathering and strengthening its forces.” .
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