US is engaging in high-level diplomacy to avoid vetoing a UN resolution on critical aid for Gaza

1 of 2 | FILE – President Joe Biden answers a reporter’s question as he walks from Marine One upon arrival on the South Lawn of the White House, Dec. 20, 2023, in Washington. The United States, key allies and Arab nations engaged in high-level diplomacy in hopes of avoiding another U.S. veto of a new U.N. resolution on desperately needed aid to Gaza ahead of a long-delayed vote now scheduled for Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Read More 2 of 2 | FILE – The symbol of the United Nations is displayed outside the Secretariat Building, Feb. 28, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. The United States, key allies and Arab nations engaged in high-level diplomacy in hopes of avoiding another U.S. veto of a new U.N. resolution on desperately needed aid to Gaza ahead of a long-delayed vote now scheduled for Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Read More UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States, key allies and Arab nations engaged in high-level diplomacy in hopes of avoiding another U.S. veto of a new U.N. resolution on desperately needed aid to Gaza ahead of a long-delayed vote now scheduled for Thursday morning. The U.S. has been struggling to change the text’s references to a cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Hamas war . Another sticking point is the inspection of aid trucks into Gaza to ensure they are only carrying humanitarian goods. The current draft proposes a U.N. role, an idea Israel is likely to oppose. U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on his way back from Milwaukee, Wisconsin late Wednesday afternoon that “we’re negotiating right now at the U.N. the contours of a resolution that we may be able to agree to.” Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh of the United Arab Emirates, […]

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