U.S. Vetoes Cease-Fire Resolution at UN Security Council Meeting

U.S. ambassador to the UN says an unconditional cease-fire “will not bring about a durable peace.”

The United Nations Security Council proposed a resolution that called for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza after Palestinians were displaced by intense fighting in the Khan Younis area. The United States vetoed the resolution which was supported by 13 members of the council, while the United Kingdom abstained.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, “Demanding an immediate, unconditional cease-fire without an agreement requiring Hamas to release the hostages will not bring about a durable peace.”

She continued, “Instead, it could extend the fighting between Hamas and Israel, extend the hostages’ time in captivity, an experience described by former hostages as ‘hell,’ and extend the dire humanitarian crisis Palestinians are facing in Gaza.” Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield added, “None of us want that.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield as she represents the United States at the United Nations and in its Security Council.
  • For wisdom for the president and secretary of state as they seek to craft a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to recover the hostages being held by the terrorists.

Sources: VOA News, Newsmax


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