“What is ongoing is eroding the credibility of the international rules-based order,” said Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry.
A delegation of diplomats from Arab and Islamic nations is calling on the United States to demand a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Officials from Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia said the United States’ continued failure to condemn Israeli war crimes was causing many nations to doubt the legitimacy of the rules-based international order.
Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry said that many worried the United States was shirking its commitment to human rights in Gaza.
“What is ongoing is eroding the credibility of the international rules-based order,” Mr. Shoukry said during a Dec. 8 conference at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington.
“The growing feeling in the global South is that there is a double standard being applied to this conflict in terms of acceptance of the scale of human suffering, the number of innocent casualties.”
To that end, Mr. Shoukry said the United States was “inconsistent” with its handling of Israel’s mass killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, whereas it had been…
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