UNSC Debate On Gaza Turns Into Spat Between Russia & US As Accusations Fly Over Ukraine & Iraq

Sharp exchanges took place between US and Russia at a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis in Gaza.
The Russian and US delegates exchanged heated comments, with Mr. Wood saying that Russia was in no position to criticize any country while Moscow continues to bomb Ukraine.

Replying, Mr. Nebenzia said the US should be ashamed of itself, trying to compare the situations in Gaza and Ukraine.

Noting that Washington had invaded Iraq and other countries, the Russian ambassador proposed that “we do not turn the Security Council into a duel between the United States and the Russian Federation”.

Meanwhile, a trio of briefers from the key UN aid agencies issued grim warnings to the UNSC on the situation facing civilians tonight on the ground in Gaza
“If nothing changes, a famine is imminent in northern Gaza,” warned the World Food Programme (WFP) deputy executive director.
At least 576,000 people are “facing catastrophic levels of deprivation and starvation” across the enclave, according to deputy chief of the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA.
FAO’s deputy director said “essential first steps in eliminating a risk of famine” are a cessation of hostilities and restoration of humanitarian space to deliver lifesaving aid and restored basic services, like water and electricity.
Some Council members proposed action plans to potentially end hostilities beginning with an immediate ceasefire and hostage releases.
Algeria’s ambassador accused Israel of using starvation as a tool of war.

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