Abbas: We're going to the UN to demand full membership

ByREUTERS
September 16, 2011 18:34




RAMALLAH - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday he would demand full membership of the United Nations when he goes the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.

"We are going to the United Nations to request our legitimate right, obtaining full membership for Palestine in this organization," Abbas said in a televised speech, indicating he would seek a vote on the issue in the UN Security Council.

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