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The U.N. Security Council met Wednesday night to discuss a Libyan-sponsored draft resolution that calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. The United States indicated the resolution isn't balanced enough.

"This resolution as currently circulated by Libya is not balanced and therefore is not currently acceptable to the United States," U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters after the emergency meeting.

The proposed resolution "strongly condemns Israeli military action" and calls on the Jewish state to immediately cease "military attacks against the civilian population." It also calls for the protection of the Palestinian people. Read full article »

CNN's Charley Keyes and Richard Roth contributed to this report.

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