The UN Security Council holds a meeting on peace and security in the Middle East
The UN Security Council holds a meeting on peace and security in the Middle East at the UN headquarters in September 2012. The United States has blocked a UN Security Council statement on the Gaza conflict, saying it was "counter-productive," as attempts are made to reach a ceasefire, diplomats told AFP. © Emmanuel Dunand - AFP/File
The UN Security Council holds a meeting on peace and security in the Middle East
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Last updated: November 20, 2012

US blocks UN Council statement on Gaza

The United States on Tuesday blocked a UN Security Council statement on the Gaza conflict, saying it was "counter-productive," as attempts are made to reach a ceasefire, diplomats told AFP.

The United States sent a letter to other council missions just before a Tuesday deadline to approve the Arab-proposed statement saying it was "failing to address the root causes" of the showdown between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, according to UN diplomats.

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