Unprecedented Stand: Security Council Urges Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza, With US Abstaining from Vote

Joe Biden criticized from all sides over UN ceasefire resolution in Gaza

During Ramadan, the Security Council passed a resolution urging an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional release of all abductees. The decision was supported by 14 countries, with the United States abstaining from voting and refraining from using its veto power. The UN Security Council emphasized the urgent need for increased aid to Gaza and called for the removal of any obstacles hindering its transfer.

In preparation for the vote on the resolution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to cancel his trip to Washington if the US did not veto a ceasefire resolution that did not include the release of hostages. Netanyahu did not inform President Biden of the delegation’s cancellation. In response to the Security Council’s decision, Netanyahu criticized the United States for deviating from its previous stance linking a ceasefire to the release of abductees, highlighting a perceived inconsistency in US policy.

White House spokesman John Kirby clarified that the lack of a US veto on the resolution did not signal a shift in policy. He emphasized

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