Palestinian statehood bid to go before U.N.

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, September 16, 2011 15:46 EDT
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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas vowed Friday to lodge a bid for UN membership before the Security Council in one week, despite mounting Israeli and US opposition.

“When I have finished delivering my speech (to the General Assembly), I will submit the request for membership to the Secretary General to be passed to the president of the Security Council,” he said in an address broadcast from his Ramallah headquarters.

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