December 22, 2016 / 4:20 PM / 7 months ago

U.N vote on Israeli settlement postponed, "potentially indefinitely" - source

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements has been postponed, "potentially indefinitely", a western diplomatic source said on Thursday.

Earlier, a western diplomat told Reuters that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had instructed Egypt's U.N. mission to postpone the vote.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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