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The United States proposes an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza to the UN Security Council

The United States proposes an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza to the UN Security Council

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The United States submitted a resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire, linked to the release of the hostages, and is working with Egypt and Qatar to agree on a truce between Israel and Hamas.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken meets with the Saudi Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 3/20/2024

Photograph: Reuters/Evelyn Hochstein/Pool

The United States proposed a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in the UN Security Council. This possibility is linked to the release of hostages held by the extremist Hamas movement. This was stated by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during an interview in Saudi Arabia.

Blinken told Al-Hadath News, during a visit to Saudi Arabia: “We have submitted a resolution to the Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire linked to the release of the hostages, and we hope that countries will support it.”

According to the minister, the United States is working with Egypt and Qatar to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, so that the hostages can be released.

So far, the head of US diplomacy has vetoed other truce initiatives, but he believes that this would be a “strong signal” and that the decision would protect civilians on all sides. Brazil submitted one of the texts that was vetoed in October 2023.


No date has been set for discussion or voting on this initiative yet. Blinken's visit to Saudi Arabia aims to press for a truce in Gaza. He is scheduled to go to Egypt on Thursday the twenty-first and to Israel on Friday the twenty-second.

Source: Redacao Terra

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