UNSC to meet on Sunday to discuss situation in Middle East

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the violence between Israel and Palestinian. 

The United States, which had blocked an originally scheduled Friday session and proposed a meeting early next week, agreed to move the session — requested by Tunisia, Norway and China — to Sunday, the same sources said. 

The United States said earlier Thursday it wanted to give time for diplomacy. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asked about the scrapping of Friday’s session, had said the United States was not blocking a meeting but wanted to hold it later. 

“We are open to and supportive of an open discussion at the United Nations,” Blinken told reporters in Washington. 

“I think we’re looking at early next week. This, I hope, will give some time for the diplomacy to have some effect,” he said, before the meeting was set for Sunday. 

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