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UNSC urges resumption of Gaza talks

PTI United Nations | Updated on March 13, 2018

The UN Security Council has deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations.

British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant had read a council statement yesterday expressing “grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire’’.

He said the council calls upon the parties “to reach an immediate humanitarian ceasefire” and resume talks in Cairo.

Lyall Grant said that the Security Council members are discussing a possible resolution that would call for a sustainable ceasefire.

Jordan has circulated such a resolution, but Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar told reporters yesterday that “we’re taking our time to talk to the Americans, to the Europeans” because “the whole idea is to have a Security Council that’s effective’’.

Published on August 21, 2014

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