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

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

WASHINGTON 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."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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Updated Date: Dec 23, 2016 22:31:35 IST