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Israel envoy to UN urges U.S. to "stand by us", veto settlements resolution
December 23, 2016 / 3:54 PM / in a year

Israel envoy to UN urges U.S. to "stand by us", veto settlements resolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations called on the United States on Friday to “stand by” Israel over a Security Council resolution that demands an end to Israeli settlements.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon is seen on a screen in an interpreters booth as he addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East at U.N. headquarters in New York, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

“We call on the United States to stand by us and we expect our greatest ally to continue with its long-standing policy and to veto this resolution,” Danny Danon said in a statement.

Western officials told Reuters on Thursday that the United States had intended to abstain on the resolution.

Writing by Yara Bayoumy Editing by W Simon

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