China slams US for blocking UNSC action on Palestine

TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – In a statement on Sunday, China FM called for the UN Security Council's action to seek the de-escalation of violence between Hamas and the Israeli regime, slamming the US for blocking UN efforts.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the UN Security Council to seek an early de-escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. He also blamed the US for the council’s lack of action so far.

“Regrettably, the council has so far failed to reach an agreement, with the United States standing on the opposite side of international justice,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted Wang as saying in a phone conversation Saturday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to Associated Press.

He expressed support for a two-state solution, and said China, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, expects all parties to speak with a unified voice when the council discusses the conflict later Sunday.

Wang said the Security Council should reconfirm a two-state solution and urge Palestinians and Israelis to resume talks on that basis as soon as possible.

Iran has also condemned the US for shielding the Israeli regime at the UN Security Council meetings. On May 12, the Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi lambasted the United States for shielding Israel at the UN and urged the UN Security Council to not remain indifferent to the Israeli regime's atrocities.

KI/PR

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