Arab-Islamic committee discontent over US veto of Gaza ceasefire

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AMMAN – Members of the ministerial committee assigned by the Joint Arab-Islamic Summit expressed their dismay on Friday at the United States' use of the veto, preventing the issuance of a resolution by the United Nations Security Council for the immediate cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, for the second time.اضافة اعلان

As reported by Al-Mamlaka TV, the United States had used its veto against a draft resolution in the UN Security Council, which called for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons in the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip. This move has placed Washington in diplomatic isolation while protecting its ally, Israel.

The members of the ministerial committee held official talks in Washington with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The committee, chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, included the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman al-Safadi, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki, and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu.

During the talks, the committee members urged the United States to assume its responsibilities and take necessary measures to compel the Israeli occupation to an immediate ceasefire.

The ministerial committee members reiterated their united stance against the continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. They renewed their call for an immediate and complete ceasefire, ensuring the protection of civilians in line with international humanitarian law, and ending the humanitarian tragedy deepening every hour in the Gaza Strip. They also called for the lifting of all restrictions hindering the entry of humanitarian aid into the region.

The committee members expressed their collective rejection of all forced displacement operations pursued by the Israeli occupation. They emphasized the importance of adherence to international law and humanitarian law and their commitment to counter such actions at all levels.

The ministerial committee reaffirmed the need to create a genuine political climate leading to a two-state solution, embodying the state of Palestine along the lines of June 4, 1967, in accordance with relevant international resolutions. They rejected the fragmentation of the Palestinian issue and discussion of the future of the Gaza Strip separately from the Palestinian cause.

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