SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee said he plans to introduce legislation to cut U.S. funding to the United Nations after an amended resolution condemning Hamas for the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel failed to earn support from two-thirds of the U.N. General Assembly.
The intergovernmental organization passed a resolution Friday calling for an “immediate, durable and sustainable humanitarian truce” between Israel and Hamas, but the United States was one of 14 nations who opposed the resolution, according to CNN.
The nonbinding resolution, drafted by Jordan, calls for the “immediate and unconditional release” of all civilians illegally held captive, but does not mention Hamas by name. It also demands that essential supplies be allowed into the Gaza Strip.
Canada and the U.S. tried to amend the resolution to condemn Hamas by name and demand an immediate release of hostages. The amendment was supported by a vote of 88-55 but failed to win the two-thirds majority required to pass the General Assembly, per the Guardian.
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Written by BRIDGER BEAL-CVETKO, KSL.com.