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US vetoes UN resolution condemning Israel on Gaza

The United States on Saturday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution urging an immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and condemning an Israeli attack there that killed 18 Palestinian civilians. Nine of the council’s 15 members voted for the measure, while four abstained: Britain, Denmark, Japan and Slovakia. But the “no” vote cast by U.S. Ambassador John Bolton — his second since he arrived at U.N. headquarters in August 2005 — was enough to kill the resolution. Bolton’s first veto, on July 13, 2006, killed a resolution reacting to an earlier Israeli incursion in Gaza. Full Story

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