China blames US for Security Council inaction on Gaza

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls on the UN Security Council to seek an early de-escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. He also blames 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 quotes Wang as saying in a phone conversation Saturday with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

He expresses support for a two-state solution, and says 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 says the Security Council should reconfirm a two-state solution and urge Palestinians and Israelis to resume talks on that basis as soon as possible.

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