UN / CHINA MIDDLE EAST

01-Nov-2023 00:02:08
China’s Ambassador Zhang Jun said the Security Council has to send “a very strong message” to relevant parties in the Middle East crisis “to cease fire, to really to abide by international law, and the international humanitarian law.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CHINA MIDDLE EAST
TRT: 2:08
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 01 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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18 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

01 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, China’s Ambassador Zhang Jun at the press room dais
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, China:
“We'd have to send a very strong message to the relevant parties to really to cease fire, to really to abide by international law and the international humanitarian law, and also to take concrete actions to avoid bombardment against shelters, hospitals, schools, and also to take concrete actions to allow humanitarian assistance to be passed, and then to be delivered to those in need.”
4. Wide shot, dais
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, China:
“While we also share the view that we should also watch closely and to avoid the spillover of the tension to the neighbouring countries, to the neighbouring regions and it's also our understanding that we should keep the situation under control in Gaza first.”
6. Wide shot, reporters
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, China:
“If we do not want to see a spillover, we have to have the ceasefire on the ground first. If you do not have the fire, you do not have the spillover.”
8. Wide shot, dais
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, China:
“Any decision concerning the issue, concerning the future of the Palestinians should be with the consent, with the agreement of the Palestinians first, no other ones can make any decision on their behalf. And then for us, you know, what's always clear is that the solution of the Israeli Palestinian question lies in the implementation of the two state solution.”
10. Wide shot, dais
STORYLINE
China’s Ambassador Zhang Jun today (1 Nov) said the Security Council has to send “a very strong message” to relevant parties in the Middle East crisis “to cease fire, to really to abide by international law, and the international humanitarian law.”

Speaking to reporters in New York, as China begins its presidency of the Council for the month of November, Zhang said parties must also “take concrete actions to avoid bombardment against shelters, hospitals, schools, and also to take concrete actions to allow humanitarian assistance to be passed, and then to be delivered to those in need.”

The Ambassador said the Council should “watch closely and to avoid the spillover of the tension to the neighbouring countries,” but stressed that “we should keep the situation under control in Gaza first.”

He said, “if we do not want to see a spillover, we have to have the ceasefire on the ground first. If you do not have the fire, you do not have the spillover.”

Looking to the future, Zhang said “any decision concerning the issue, concerning the future of the Palestinians should be with the consent, with the agreement of the Palestinians first, no other ones can make any decision on their behalf. And then for us, you know, what's always clear is that the solution of the Israeli Palestinian question lies in the implementation of the two state solution.”
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