U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution For A Ceasefire

February 21, 2024

What we’re looking at is another possible option.

U.S deputy ambassador, Robert Wood, said concerning the U.S. rival resolution on the Israel-Hamas war.

What To Know: On Tuesday, the United States vetoed a United Nations resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas. The Security Council, consisting of 15 members, voted 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining from voting.

This is the third veto by the U.S. of a U.N Security Council cease-fire demand.

A U.S. Rival Draft: The Associated Press reported they had obtained a draft of a U.S. rival resolution for a temporary cease-fire, “‘as soon as practicable’ requires the release of all hostages taken from Israel after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, and calls for the lifting of all restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid.” It also warns against the potential invasion into Rafah.

Read More:

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza (The Associated Press)

US pushes for UN to support temporary Gaza ceasefire, oppose Rafah assault (Reuters)

by Sarah Pinkerton, based in Paris