US vetoes UN resolution backed by many nations demanding immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

1 of 5 | Reporters raise their hands to ask questions as Foreign Ministers, from left, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki, Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, and Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry, attend a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war, and pressure to reduce civilian casualties, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Read More 2 of 5 | Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan attends a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) 3 of 5 | Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi speaks during a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) 4 of 5 | Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war, and pressure to reduce civilian casualties, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) 5 of 5 | Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan attends a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war, and pressure to reduce civilian casualties, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a United Nations resolution Friday backed by almost all other Security Council members and dozens of other nations demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Supporters called it a terrible day and warned of more civilian deaths and destruction as the war goes into its third month. The vote in the 15-member council was 13-1, with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States’ isolated stand reflected a growing fracture between Washington and some of its closest allies over Israel’s monthslong […]

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