North Korea Denounces US Veto of Gaza Truce Call at UNSC

Sun Dec 10 2023
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SEOUL: A North Korean senior official strongly criticized the United States for blocking a UNSC resolution calling for an urgent humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, claiming the veto showed Washington’s “dual standards”, North Korean official media KCNA reported on Sunday.

The US vetoed a resolution calling for a truce in the war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday.

The truce resolution at the UNSC failed to approve following the US vetoed the proposal and the UK abstained.

North Korea Denounces US Veto of Gaza Truce Call at UNSC

KCNA cited Kim Son Gyong, North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister as saying Washington’s abuse of its veto power to provide shelter to an ally that slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent civilians is not only a manifestation of unlawful and unreasonable dual standards, but also the height of inhumane evil.

Kim said Washington was contradicting itself by ignoring continued war in the Gaza Strip while denouncing North Korea’s recent satellite launch that caused no harm to any other nation.

Meanwhile, Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Saturday that at least 17,700 Palestinians have been killed and more than 48,780 injured in Israeli brutal attacks in the Gaza Strip since October 7.

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Ashraf Al-Qidra, spokesperson for Gaza Health Ministry, said that in recent hours 2 paramedics were injured when Israeli troops targeted an ambulance while it was working to evacuate injured patients from European hospital in Gaza. He condemned Israel’s war against health centers and hospitals, medical teams and ambulances.

Similarly, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has said that the UN agency 133 staffers have been killed in Israeli brutal bombardment in Gaza. In a statement, the UN agency confirmed the deaths of 133 employees in the Gaza Strip because of Israeli assaults.

The UNRWA said on X formally Twitter: “Our staff in the Gaza Strip take their kids to work so they know they are secure, or can die together.”

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