Political and Legislative

U.S. Vetoes Israel Ceasefire Resolution at the United Nations Security Council

The United States vetoed a resolution at the United Nations Security Council Friday demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza, as civilian casualties rise amid Israel’s military campaign against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The resolution, introduced by the United Arab Emirates, was a priority for U.N. Security General Antonio Guterres, who invoked Article 99 of the U.N. Charter to bring the issue to the immediate attention of the Security Council. Guterres had urged member states to demand an immediate cease-fire in light of an impending “humanitarian catastrophe” in the Gaza Strip.

It was supported by 13 out of the 15 members of the Security Council. The U.S., which holds veto power as a permanent member, voted against the resolution. The United Kingdom, another permanent member, abstained.

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