Security Council to vote on Gaza ceasefire post Russian, Chinese veto

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NEW YORK— On Friday, diplomatic sources announced that the UN Security Council would vote on Saturday on a resolution clearly calling for an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza, following the Russian and Chinese veto of a US resolution referring to a ceasefire, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

 According to sources cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the vote on the resolution, prepared by several non-permanent members of the Security Council, is scheduled for 10:00am.

Earlier on Friday, the UN Security Council failed to adopt a US resolution emphasizing the necessity for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after Russia and China exercised their veto power. The resolution garnered support from 11 members of the council, while three opposed it, and one member abstained from voting.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the Russian and Chinese veto against the Washington-backed resolution supporting the call for a ceasefire in Gaza. Blinken, speaking to reporters in Israel, stated, "On the resolution, which received very strong support but was cynically vetoed by Russia and China, I believe we were attempting to convey to the international community a sense of urgency regarding the need for a ceasefire."

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