Netanyahu disappointed with UNSC, cancels high-level delegation to U.S.

The United States has notably changed its approach at the United Nations, refraining from vetoing a resolution that advocates for a ceasefire without demanding the release of hostages. This move comes shortly after the U.S. backed a Security Council resolution that tied a ceasefire call to the freeing of hostages, a stance that was met with vetoes from China and Russia due to their opposition to linking a ceasefire with hostage releases.

The new resolution, which lacks this condition, garnered support from Russia, China, Algeria, and others, marking a significant shift from the U.S.’s previously consistent policy in the Security Council since the war’s onset.

This development signals a potential change in international dynamics, giving Hamas grounds to believe it could lead to a ceasefire agreement not predicated on hostage releases. This stance has raised concerns about its implications for both the conflict’s resolution and the efforts to secure the release of hostages.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responding to the U.S.’s departure from its former policy, stated that the absence of a U.S. veto on the resolution was detrimental and announced the cancellation of an Israeli delegation’s trip to the United States, following the alteration in U.S. policy.–Web Desk