US reversal prevents UN vote on pandemic truce

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United States on Friday stunned other members of the UN Security Council by preventing a vote on a resolution for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said.Washington's reversal came a day after it agreed to the text, negotiators said under cover of anonymity."The United States cannot support the current draft," the country's delegation declared, without further detail, to the 14 other Security Council members, after nearly two months of difficult negotiation over t...


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