Prosor: Security Council vote on Palestinian state unclear

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 19, 2011 09:26

Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor on Monday said that it was still unclear if the UN Security Council would vote to recognize a Palestinian state because Portugal remained undecided on the issue.

The Palestinian resolution must muster support from at least nine of the fifteen countries on the Security Council in order to pass. Among the countries still in play, according to Israeli officials, are Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Gabon and Nigeria.

The countries who are expected to vote for the resolution are India, Brazil, South Africa, Lebanon, China and Russia.

The Palestinian resolution will fail if one of the five permanent members – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China – casts its veto and votes against the resolution.


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