US vetoes UNSC resolution calling for humanitarian pauses in Israel-Hamas conflict

Washington DC, 18/10: The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday failed to adopt a Brazil-led draft resolution that would have called for humanitarian pauses in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict to allow full access for aid to the Gaza strip after the US vetoed the text.

The US, a permanent member of the UNSC and a close ally of Israel, said it is disappointed the resolution makes no mention of Israel’s rights of self-defence. The 15-nation Council met to vote on the draft resolution that was proposed by Council .

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