Anwar slams US veto of UN ceasefire resolution

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is upset with and opposes the actions of the United States to veto the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he regretted the attitude of the United States, which defended the killing of children without restriction in Gaza.

“The whole world condemns and protests (Israel’s actions) and I am still upset with and object to the attitude of the United States that disregards human rights.

“I would like, on behalf of the Malaysian government, to strongly condemn (and) protest the decision of the United States to oppose the ceasefire (resolution) at the security council.

“Please, we must stop the killing of innocent civilians, babies and women, and there is no reason, absolutely no basis, for anyone to deny this (ceasefire resolution) and frustrate the process.

“Therefore, I am simply saddened by this outrageous decision,” he told reporters after spending about an hour visiting the Madani Government One-Year Anniversary programme at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here yesterday, Bernama reported.

Anwar said this when commenting on the action of the United States on Friday when it vetoed the UN resolution that demanded an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, thus scuttling the growing push for an immediate ceasefire that is being led by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Arab countries.

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