Western officials: Obama administration intended to abstain from UN vote on settlements

By REUTERS
December 23, 2016 00:37

 
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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration intended to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on a draft resolution critical of Israel settlement-building, Western officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Egypt earlier postponed the vote and diplomats said Cairo had acted under pressure from Israel and to avoid alienating US President-elect Donald Trump.


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