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The UN will vote today on the American resolution on the ceasefire in Gaza

The United States will present a draft resolution calling for “an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza.

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The United States, which has repeatedly blocked calls for a truce in Gaza, will submit a draft resolution calling for “an immediate ceasefire” linked to the release of hostages held by Hamas, announced Thursday the American representative.

The US resolution, which will be put to a vote on Friday, “will unequivocally support ongoing diplomatic efforts to secure an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as part of a hostage deal,” said Nate Evans, Door -spokesperson for American Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. A declaration.

This measure “is an opportunity for the Council to speak with one voice to support ongoing diplomacy on the ground and pressure Hamas to accept the proposed agreement,” Evans added.

The United States, Israel’s main supporter, has already used its veto in the UN Security Council to prevent the world body from calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.

Since blocking an Algerian draft resolution calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza in late February, US officials have been negotiating an alternative text focused on supporting diplomatic efforts on the ground for a six-year truce. weeks in exchange for release. hostages.

According to diplomatic sources, this text had little chance of obtaining Council approval and a new version was distributed to Security Council members on Wednesday.

An alternative draft resolution is also under discussion and could also be put to a vote on Friday, according to a diplomatic source.

Supported by several non-permanent members of the Council, he “demands an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the month of Ramadan”, according to the text consulted by AFP.

Ramadan begins on March 10 and ends on April 9.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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