US Vetoes UNSC Ceasefire Resolution in Gaza: 5 Takeaways

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 09, 2023

US veto over 90 states

The resolution had the backing of over 90 member states but faced a US veto despite support from 13 Council members.

US criticised resolution

The US criticised the resolution for not condemning Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 and deemed it imbalanced.

UAE disappointed

The UAE expressed deep disappointment with the Council's inability to demand a humanitarian ceasefire.

UK abstained from voting

The UK abstained from the vote, citing the resolution's failure to condemn Hamas' actions against Israeli civilians on October 7.

Member states in New York

UNSC members met in New York on December 8, 2023