Obama to make statement on 'fiscal cliff' at 5 p.m.

Reuters Middle East

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will

make a statement at 5 p.m. EST (2200 GMT) on Friday on the

"fiscal cliff" stand-off with Republicans in Congress, the White

House said.

(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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