US vetoes UNSC resolution demanding ceasefire in Gaza
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza.
Thirteen Security Council members voted in favor of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the United Arab Emirates on Friday, while the United Kingdom abstained, Al Jazeera reports.
“While the US strongly supports a durable peace in which both Israel and Palestine can live in peace and security, we do not support calls for an immediate ceasefire. This would only plant the seeds for the next war, because Hamas has no desire to see a durable peace, to see a two-state solution,” Al Jazeera quoted Robert Wood, deputy US ambassador to the UN as saying.