Biden Administration Advocates for Ceasefire Resolution on Israel at UN, Russia and China Veto

The Biden administration’s efforts to secure a resolution urging a temporary ceasefire in Gaza were thwarted as Russia and China exercised their veto power.

The proposed resolution, aimed at pressuring Israel into accepting an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza, faced staunch opposition from Russia and China during the council’s deliberations. Despite efforts to garner international support for the measure, the resolution failed to pass, marking a significant setback in diplomatic efforts to address the ongoing conflict in the region.

According to reports from The Times of Israel, the resolution, which was put forward by the United States, sought to broker a ceasefire agreement as part of a broader initiative to facilitate negotiations between Israel and Hamas:

The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to pass a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as part of a hostage deal after Russia and China vetoed the measure proposed by the United States.

In response to the veto, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his government’s commitment to taking decisive action against Hamas, with or without international support. Despite the setback at the Security Council, the Biden administration remains committed to finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict and has pledged to continue diplomatic efforts.

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