Egypt seeks delay of UN security council vote on Israeli settlements

By REUTERS
December 22, 2016 17:06

 
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has instructed Egypt's UN mission to postpone a Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, a western diplomat told Reuters on Thursday.

Egypt had circulated the draft on Wednesday evening and the 15-member council had been due to vote at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday. It was unclear how the United States, which has traditionally protected Israel from UN action, planned to vote.

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