UN Security Council failed twice to adopt resolution calling for humanitarian ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza, Palestine, account of Veto by United States and the rejection of three other countries, UK, France and Japan.
The UN Security Council on Monday failed to adopt a Russian-drafted resolution that calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. The draft resolution obtained five votes in favor and four against, with six abstentions.
Four countries joined Russia in voting for the resolution — China, the UAE, Mozambique and Gabon. Four countries voted against it — the United States, UK, France and Japan. The other six countries abstained. To be adopted, a Security Council resolution needs at least nine votes in favor and no veto from any of the council’s five permanent members.
Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said his delegation was deeply disappointed at the result of the vote.
Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution after Veto by US
Following an Israeli air strike on a Gaza hospital that marked a sharp escalation in the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza, the Security Council today failed for the second time to adopt a resolution put forth by Brazil that would have called for humanitarian pauses to allow full, safe and unhindered access for UN agencies and their partners, due to a veto cast by a permanent member of the Council, the United States.
If adopted, the resolution would have condemned all violence and hostilities against civilians and all acts of terrorism, and would have unequivocally rejected and condemned the attacks by Hamas that took place in Israel starting on October 7.
It would have also called for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, and for the protection of all medical personnel and humanitarian personnel, as well as hospitals and medical facilities, consistent with international humanitarian law.
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