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Moscow and the Arab League demand a vote at the UN on a resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza

Russia and the countries of the Arab League gathered for an Arab-Russian Forum in Morocco on Wednesday demanded a vote at the UN for a resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza, asking the United States to no longer do so. veto them. “We hope that the Security Council will raise its voice in favor of a resolution” for an end to the war between Israel and Hamas, declared the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, regarding a vote planned for the evening in New York.

he is also “urgent to create a Palestinian state”he said, and even “to speed up the process” because according to “some sources, our Western partners are developing hidden projects to separate the West Bank from Gaza”. Arab League Deputy Secretary General Hossam Zaki asked “that there be no veto from a permanent member”in reference to the American position on December 8 during a previous vote in the Security Council.

At the opening of the Forum dominated by war, Mr. Lavrov denounced “daily violence having taken on an unprecedented and catastrophic scale” in Gaza. “Our many attempts” For “getting the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding a lasting ceasefire faces strong opposition from the United States”lamented Mr. Lavrov.

In Cairo, the secretary general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called for a “immediate ceasefire” in front of “a war of extermination and ethnic cleansing” in Gaza. Regarding Russia, he said he appreciated “the countries which made the choice from the start to side on the right side of history” faced with a problem which, according to him, “did not start on October 7”. “The occupation [israélienne des territoires palestiniens] is the heart of the problem”he estimated, advocating “a two-state solution” and the “creation as quickly as possible of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders”.

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