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Blinken: The war in Gaza must not expand

US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, stressed that the war should not expand in the Gaza Strip, noting that he spoke with the Israeli government about the killing of aid workers, and asked them to investigate quickly.

He added during a press conference with his French counterpart, Stephane Ségournet, today, Tuesday, that Israel has not met Washington’s political conditions regarding its use of the weapons it supplies.

In turn, the French Foreign Minister said that regional escalation must be avoided, especially in Lebanon, indicating that all regional parties must refrain from escalation, including Iran.

US Secretary of State Anthony arrived in Paris today after a non-governmental organization based in Washington was subjected to an Israeli air strike in central Gaza, which increases pressure on the United States to take a tougher stance on the war between Israel and Hamas.

Blinken also held talks with French Foreign Minister Stephane Ségornet before meeting with President Emmanuel Macron.

French diplomats say they want to intensify efforts at the United Nations towards an international consensus on a ceasefire in Gaza.

Yesterday, Monday, France proposed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council examining options for possible UN monitoring of a truce in the Gaza Strip and proposals to help the Palestinian Authority assume responsibility.

The United States abstained from voting last month, allowing the 15-member council to adopt a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire during the month of Ramadan, which ends next week.

The last time the United States blocked a resolution supported by France was in 1997.

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