Statement on Gaza Stalls in UN Security Council

[VOA News] Margaret Besheer - Following a day of debate, the UN Security Council could not agree on language for a statement condemning the deterioration of the situation in Gaza. The draft statement circulating among the 15-member council expresses concern about "the steep deterioration of the humanitarian situation," but it fails to mention the hundreds of rockets Hamas militants have fired into southern Israel in the last week. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said he could not support the Libyan-authored draft as it stands. "As is, it is not acceptable....It does not talk about the rocket attacks, the attacks on innocent Israelis."

2008-01-23 01:00:00

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