Egypt not to press UN vote against Israel

Trump prevails

Cairo

Egypt agreed to postpone a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements when US president-elect Donald Trump called President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the presidency said Friday.
“The phone call touched on the draft resolution before the United Nations Security Council on Israeli settlements,” a statement from Sisi’s office said.
“The two leaders agreed on the importance of giving the new administration a chance to deal comprehensively with all the aspects of the Palestinian cause to achieve a comprehensive settlement,” it said.
Trump, who had campaigned on a promise to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, bluntly said Washington should use its veto to block the resolution.—Agencies

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