Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Arab states 'to back Palestine statehood bid'

The Arab League met in Cairo on Monday to discuss the PA's bid for statehood at the UN later this month

Arab states will push for a fully-fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week, the Qatari prime minister has said despite a US threat to block such a move.

Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister, told a late Monday night consultation session that he hoped the gathering would support the Arab plan to take the Palestinian bid for statehood to the UN General Assembly.

"The Arabs had agreed to apply to the United Nations for a full-fledged Palestinian state with its capital East Jerusalem," al-Thani, chairman of the follow-up committee on the Palestinian UN bid, said at the start of the meeting.

He did not mention the option of taking a resolution to the Security Council and forcing the US to fulfill its pledge to cast a veto.

"We will review in this meeting the steps taken to go to the UN, because this is an Arab demand," he said.LinkUS President Barack Obama said on Monday that if the Palestinians try to achieve statehood in the UN Security Council, the US will oppose the proposal.

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1 comment:

  1. I am confused. Why isn't America supporting this?

    Isn't Obama Messiah the Chosen One. Isn't he the One. the One who was prophesied and long foreseen. The one who is many places at once? Why is the One doing this? I am thoroughly confused.