Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Joe Biden criticized from all sides over UN ceasefire resolution in Gaza

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

In the lead-up to 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 hostage releases. Netanyahu did not inform President Biden of his delegation’s cancellation. Following the Security Council’s decision, Netanyahu criticized the United States for deviating from its previous stance linking a ceasefire to hostage releases, highlighting perceived inconsistencies in US policy.

White House spokesman John Kirby clarified that the lack of a US veto on the resolution did not represent a shift in policy. He emphasized that tying a ceasefire to hostage releases was crucial but explained that they made this decision to facilitate progress on hostage negotiations and aid delivery to Gaza. Defense Minister Gallant is scheduled to meet with National Security Adviser Sullivan at the White House to discuss plans for Operation Rafah and ongoing efforts to secure hostage releases.

By Aiden Nguyen

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