UN head Antonio Guterres calls for Security Council unity in Gaza ceasefire

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    (MENAFN) On Monday, a spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Mr. Guterres was keen to see the Security Council raise its voice and achieve unity. This comes after the United States submitted a competing resolution to Algeria's request to vote on its own resolution urging a ceasefire in Gaza.

    When asked about the US draft resolution, Stephane Dujarric said: So I don't think I'll go into details. ”

    “What the Secretary-General wants above all on the ground is a humanitarian ceasefire, the immediate release of all hostages, and expanded humanitarian access,” he declared.

    “I hope that the Security Council will speak with one voice on this issue, but this issue is difficult,” he added.

    Asked about a draft U.S. resolution contrasting the Israeli attack on Rafah, Dujarric said: “I think the Secretary-General has been very vocal and expressed extreme concern about the impact of the ground attack in Rafah.” I answered.

    The United States on Monday submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council supporting “a temporary ceasefire in Gaza as soon as possible on the basis that all hostages are released,” according to a document seen by Turkish news agencies. did.

    The resolution further cited calls in previous resolutions to call for “the removal of all barriers to the provision of large-scale humanitarian assistance” and to “take all appropriate measures to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.” He pointed out the need to take measures.


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