Turkey’s President Erdogan has called for the United Nations Security Council to be reformed, decrying the fact that the United States could veto a ceasefire proposal for Gaza despite huge support from other countries.
“The United Nations Security Council demand for ceasefire is rejected only by US veto. Is this justice?” Erdogan said at a human rights conference in Istanbul.
“The UN Security Council needs to be reformed,” he added, saying the world is bigger than just the five permanent members.
He added that “we have lost our hope and expectation from the UN Security Council.”
“The Israeli administration, which has the unwavering support of Western countries, is committing murderous atrocities and massacres in Gaza that will make all humans blush … A fair world is possible, but not with America, because America sides with Israel,” he said.
World leaders, international rights groups, and United Nations officials have criticised the United States for vetoing the UN resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and failing to halt Israel’s genocidal war that has killed more than 17,400 Palestinians since 7 October.
A UN resolution on the pause in hostilities failed to pass on Friday at the UN Security Council after the United States vetoed the proposal and Britain abstained.
The remaining 13 of the 15 current members of the UNSC voted in favour of the resolution put forward by the United Arab Emirates and co-sponsored by 100 other countries.