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Arab League says to seek delay for Bashir warrant

CAIRO, March 4 (Reuters) - The Arab League said on Wednesday it would send a delegation to the United Nations Security Council to ask for a delay in implementing an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

"(The Arab League) will send a high level delegation to the Security Council to delay the proceedings taken by the court," the group said in a statement carried on Egypt state news agency MENA.

The League, which includes Sudan, said it "stressed its solidarity with Sudan in confronting any plans targeting its sovereignty, stability, and unity".

The U.N. Security Council has the power to defer proceedings at the ICC for a year. (Writing by Will Rasmussen; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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