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UN Security Council ends session with decision on Gaza violence

Last modified: 20 Nov 2012 05:29

The UN security council has ended negotiations today without any agreement on the Gaza issue. It appears that some on the council are pinning their hopes on ceasefire talks in Cairo.

Negotiations will resume tomorrow morning at 15:00 GMT, and Russia has requested that their version of a resolution be voted on at 20:00 GMT.

"We think it's vitally important that this council, by its action, or non-action, is reinforcing the prospects for an agreed cessation" of hostilities, said Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN. "That's got to be agreed between the parties to be meaningful or sustainable," Rice said. "That is our principle objective in these discussions."