Saturday, June 19, 2021

US objects to UN meeting on Israel, Gaza on Friday: Officials

Must Read

Kim Jong Un ‘solemnly swears’ to salvage North Korea’s economy | World News

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp Kim Jong Un "solemnly swore" to pull North...

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states | World News

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual...

With the challenges faced during the pandemic, these mothers found a new way; Changed home, city and job to fulfill dreams | महामारी के...

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp InternationalWith The Challenges Faced During The Pandemic, These...

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp

The United States has objected to a request by China, Norway and Tunisia for a public, virtual meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to discuss the worsening violence between Israel and Palestinian militants, diplomats said.

The United States, a close ally of Israel, cited diplomatic efforts as the reason for the objection, saying a council discussion would not be productive, but left the door open for a possible meeting on Tuesday, the diplomats said.

The 15-member council has met privately twice this week on the worst hostilities in the region in years, but has so far been unable to issue a public statement because the United States did not believe it would be helpful, diplomats said.

Such statements are agreed by consensus. All 15 council members also have to agree to a meeting under rules guiding the body’s virtual operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Israel unleashed its offensive on militants in Gaza after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Worried hostilities could spiral out of control, the United States is sending an envoy to the region. Truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations have so far offered no sign of progress.

“The Security Council and international community should do its outmost to contribute to avoid a full-scale crisis,” Norway’s UN Ambassador Mona Juul said on Wednesday.

For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or Whatsapp or follow us on Twitter and Linkedin. Read more on Latest India News on Smart Newsline



Latest News

The announcement of the release date is the biggest promotion of Bell Bottom, expect big business from this spy movie of Akshay | रिलीज...

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp स्पाई स्टोरी और अक्षय की स्टार वैल्यू पर भरोसा, फिल्म शुक्रवार की जगह...

Neena Gupta on why she did not marry someone while pregnant with Masaba: ‘I was still attached to Vivian’ | Bollywood

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp Neena Gupta opened up about her decision to not enter into a marriage...

Salman Khan Ajay Devgn | Ajay Devgn Digital Debut and Salman Khan Remake Films and More Latest Udpate | वेब सीरीज ‘रूद्र’ के लिए...

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp जुलाई में अजय देवगन अपने डिजिटल डेब्यू शो 'रूद्र : द एज ऑफ...

Neena Gupta regrets not asking her father about his second marriage: ‘Now there’s nobody to tell me’ | Bollywood

For breaking news and live news updates, Join us on Whatsapp Neena Gupta has said that she was surprised by how little she knew...

More Articles Like This