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‘UN has no short-term role in ending Israel-Hamas conflict’ says former UK National Security Adviser
7 November 2023, 09:24
'UN has no short-term role in ending Israel-Hamas conflict' Lord Barroch tells Nick Ferrari
Former UK National Security Adviser Lord Kim Darroch says the UN has no short-term role in resolving the Israel-Hamas conflict, after UN Secretary-General calls Gaza a "graveyard for children."
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Lord Darroch told Nick Ferrari at Breakfast that “Israel, for a number of reasons, has never trusted the UN”. He says Israel believes the UN “is basically tilted against them.”
Former UK National Security Adviser says he doesn’t “see a role for the UN in the short-term” in resolving the Israel-Hamas conflict.
“I think it’s going to come down to the Americans in the lead in terms of international support or pressure or whatever to find a way through all of this”, Lord Darroch told Nick.
In the future, he believes the UN may have a role in “supervising the long-lasting long-term humanitarian support” needed in Gaza.
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres described Gaza as “a graveyard for children” on Monday.
He said: “More United Nations aid workers have been killed than in any comparable period in the history of our organisation.”
His comments come after the Hamas-run health ministry claimed 10,000 people had now been killed in Gaza since Israel launched its retaliatory offensive last month.