'Gaza ceasefire resolution will not be adopted,' says US Ambassador to UN

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Published: 2024-02-18 09:36

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 16:15


'Gaza ceasefire resolution will not be adopted,' says US Ambassador to UN
'Gaza ceasefire resolution will not be adopted,' says US Ambassador to UN

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, stated that the current format of the ceasefire resolution for Gaza will not be adopted.

The US declared its intention to use its veto power to block a UN Security Council resolution put forward by Algeria, which calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Algeria's appeal on Saturday for the resolution to be passed requires the support of at least nine votes and must not face vetoes from the United States, Britain, France, China, or Russia.

Thomas-Greenfield remarked that the resolution under consideration for a vote on Tuesday goes against the White House stance on captives release.

"The United States does not support action on this draft resolution. Should it come up for a vote as drafted, it will not be adopted," Thomas-Greenfield said.

"It is critical that other parties give this process the best odds of succeeding, rather than push measures that put it - and the opportunity for an enduring resolution of hostilities - in jeopardy," she added.