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Oman condemns US veto of UN resolution demanding immediate Gaza ceasefire

9 Dec 2023 Oman condemns US veto of UN resolution demanding immediate Gaza cease-fire

Muscat – Oman rejected the US administration’s bias and decision to veto the Security Council’s draft resolution that would have demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to end the deteriorating situation and provide relief to civilians.

The US veto came despite the warning of the UN Secretary-General and international humanitarian institutions about the living conditions of the besieged Palestinian people in Gaza and the disability of UN agencies to carry out their duties. This, Oman believes, will lead to disintegration of the international system and prevent it from carrying out its responsibilities in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Saturday, the sultanate renewed its call to the international community to exert all political, diplomatic and legal efforts to lift the siege on Gaza, halt Israel’s attacks and hold it accountable for the war crimes it commits against the Palestinian people.

Oman also called for providing urgent relief for the Palestinian people and supporting their struggle on their land, as well as protecting them from this brutal aggression.

“The use of the veto at Security Council is a shameful insult to humanitarian norms. I deeply regret that the United States should sacrifice the lives of innocent civilians for the cause of Zionism. Long after we are gone the world will look back on today with shame,” H E Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, posted on X.

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