Tuesday, August 08, 2006

UN Security Council vote delayed

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and France grappled on Tuesday over changes to a draft U.N. resolution aimed at ending the Israel-Hizbollah conflict as Arab officials pressed their demand that Israel withdraw from southern Lebanon.

Faced with sharp criticism from Lebanon and Arab nations, Washington and Paris delayed formally introducing the draft to the 15-nation Security Council and no vote is expected until Thursday at the earliest, council members said.

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