UN delays vote on Syria ceasefire

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UN Security Council diplomats were locked in tough negotiations on Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

A vote initially scheduled for 1600 GMT was pushed back to 1930 GMT, but by 4:00 pm (2100 GMT), there was no indication of a new time for council action.

Negotiations went into high gear to avoid a Russian veto of the text, which would establish a truce to allow humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations.