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U.S. tries to stall Palestinian statehood bid: report

Posted By yihan On September 4, 2011 @ 3:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Sunday, September 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington has launched an effort to avoid a clash stemming from plans by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing senior U.S. officials and foreign diplomats.

The Obama administration has introduced a plan to restart peace talks with Israel to try to convince Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to give up the bid to seek recognition at the annual meeting of leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, it said.

The administration has told Abbas it would veto any request made to the U.N. Security Council to make a Palestinian nation a new member, the Times said.

But it said Washington lacked support to block a vote by the Assembly to raise the status of the Palestinians to a nonvoter observer state from that of a nonvoting “entity,” which could allow them to join many U.N. bodies, and pursue cases against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

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[1] REUTERS: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/04/u-s-tries-to-stall-palestinian-statehood-bid-report/

[2] Bill Clinton: Palestinian statehood bid won’t change Mideast realities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-clinton-palestinian-statehood-bid-wont-change-mideast-realities.html

[3] Abbas defies US with formal call for Palestinian recognition by UN: http://www.prisonplanet.com/abbas-defies-us-with-formal-call-for-palestinian-recognition-by-un.html

[4] Israel sees Palestinian statehood bid a ‘greater threat’ than Hamas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-sees-palestinian-statehood-bid-a-%e2%80%98greater-threat%e2%80%99-than-hamas.html

[5] Attacks in Israel as Palestinian Statehood Gains Momentum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/attacks-in-israel-as-palestinian-statehood-gains-momentum.html

[6] Israeli-Palestinian talks begin amid deep divisions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-palestinian-talks-begin-amid-deep-divisions.html

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