Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter on Wednesday, a first during the high-ranking official’s tenure.
Article 99 allows the Secretary-General to “bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.”
“Facing a severe risk of collapse of the humanitarian system in Gaza, I urge the Council to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe & appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire to be declared,” Guterres said in a statement.
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen responded in a tweet saying that the tenure of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “a danger to world peace.”
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan ripped into Guterres, calling on him to resign, saying the Secretary-General has reached a new moral low.
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