US and France tangle at UN over Middle East

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The conflict in the Middle East has stirred up a diplomatic stand-off at the United Nations between France and the United States, the first open tension between the two allies since President Joe Biden took power. Despite guaranteed opposition from Washington, France proposed another draft UN Security Council resolution calling for the end of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip. According to the text obtained by AFP, the draft “demands an immediate cessation of hostilities” and calls for “inten…

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