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  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Russia Accuses US of Blocking UN Statement on Gaza


Russia accused the United States on Monday of seeking to "filibuster" a U.N. Security Council statement on the Gaza crisis and said it could propose a full resolution on the conflict.

Russia's envoy to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said one country on the 15-nation council indicated "quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the Security Council." While Churkin did not mention the country by name, diplomats said the United States was holding up a statement sought by Arab nations.