The US wants the UN Security Council to support the Gaza peace plan

The United States has announced it has asked the UN Security Council to vote on its draft resolution in support of a plan for an "immediate ceasefire with the release of the hostages" between Israel and Hamas.

Diplomatic sources said the vote was planned for today, June 11, but had not yet been confirmed by South Korea, which holds the Security Council presidency for the month, AFP reported.

"Today, the United States called on the Security Council to move to a vote ... in support of the proposal presented," said Nate Evans, a spokesman for the US delegation, without specifying a date.

"Council members should not miss this opportunity and should speak with one voice in support of this deal," Evans said.

On May 31, US President Joe Biden took new steps to end the fire and release the hostages.

According to the proposal, Israel would withdraw from the settlements in Gaza and Hamas would release the hostages. The ceasefire would initially last for six weeks and could be extended as negotiators seek a final cessation of hostilities. | BGNES