ISTANBUL (Reuters) – America’ veto of a proposed United Nations Safety Council decision calling for an instantaneous humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza was a “full disappointment,” Turkey’s ministry of overseas affairs has mentioned.

“Our pals as soon as once more expressed that America is now alone on this subject, particularly within the voting held on the United Nations in the present day,” International Minister Hakan Fidan mentioned in an interview with state broadcaster TRT on Friday.

He spoke after a gathering together with his counterparts from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League who met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington.

The sensation of “full disappointment” was emphasised throughout the assembly, the ministry mentioned in a submit on social messaging platform X, previously Twitter, on Saturday.

America and Israel oppose a ceasefire as a result of they consider it could solely profit Hamas. Washington as a substitute helps pauses in preventing to guard civilians and permit the discharge of hostages taken by Hamas throughout the Oct. 7 assault on Israel.

Not like most of its Western allies and a few Gulf states, NATO member Turkey doesn’t view Hamas as a terrorist group.

Fidan mentioned he additionally mentioned Sweden’s bid to hitch NATO throughout a bilateral assembly with Blinken.

“To any extent further, it’s on the discretion of the parliament, and we’ve conveyed this to our counterparts,” Fidan mentioned.

(Reporting by Burcu Karakas; Modifying by Mike Harrison)

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