China Condemns America’s Veto of Call for Israel-Gaza Ceasefire at UN

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China Condemns America’s Veto of Call for Israel-Gaza Ceasefire at UN

China Condemns America’s Veto , of Call for Israel-Gaza Ceasefire at UN.

On Feb.

20, the U.S. vetoed an Algerian resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza because it would allegedly "jeopardize" negotiations to end the war, BBC reports.

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13 out of 15 U.N.

Security Council members supported Algeria's resolution.

Proceeding with a vote today was wishful and irresponsible, and so while we cannot support a resolution that would put sensitive negotiations in jeopardy, we look forward to engaging on a text that we believe will address so many of the concerns we all share, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., via statement.

We just weren’t able to support a resolution today that was going to put sensitive negotiations in peril– and that’s what we believe this resolution would do, John Kirby, National Security Council spokesman, via statement.

Instead, America has proposed a temporary ceasefire to ensure "the safety of and support for the civilians," President Biden said earlier this month.

Instead, America has proposed a temporary ceasefire to ensure "the safety of and support for the civilians," President Biden said earlier this month.

China has condemned the U.S.'

Actions, saying the veto sends the "wrong message," BBC reports.

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Zhang Jun, China's U.N.

Ambassador, called America's claims "totally untenable.".

Given the situation on the ground, the continued passive avoidance of an immediate ceasefire is nothing different from giving a green light to the continued slaughter, Zhang Jun, China's U.N.

Ambassador, via statement.

The spillover of the conflict is destabilizing the entire Middle East region, leading to rising risk of a wider war, Zhang Jun, China's U.N.

Ambassador, via statement.

Only by extinguishing the flames of war in Gaza can we prevent the fires of hell from engulfing the entire region, Zhang Jun, China's U.N.

Ambassador, via statement.

On Feb.

20, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he was "committed to continuing the war until we achieve all of its goals.".

Over 29,000 people have been killed in Gaza as part of Israel's response to an attack by Hamas that left 1,200 dead on Oct.

7.


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