China explained the reason for blocking the US resolution in the UN Security Council

China vetoed the US draft Middle East resolution at the UN Security Council because it did not call for a ceasefire. This was stated by China’s permanent representative to the world organization Zhang Jun.

“The draft resolution does not reflect the world’s strong call for a ceasefire and an end to hostilities <...>. Therefore, the draft resolution clearly cannot be adopted,” he said.

Russia also vetoed to the US-proposed draft Middle East resolution. The document contains a condemnation of the Hamas attack, a call for the release of the hostages and compliance with international humanitarian law. It does not call for a ceasefire, but recognizes Israel’s right to self-defense.

China has changed its position on the Palestinian-Israeli war

As Russia’s permanent representative to the world organization Vasily Nebenzya previously stated, the Russian Federation will not support the US resolution and does not see the point in it, since the document does not require an immediate and unconditional ceasefire between the warring parties.

Source: Rambler

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