Shaath: US pressuring UNSC nations against PA resolution

October 1, 2011 17:32

Senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath on Saturday said that the US is pressuring states in the UN Security Council not to vote for recognition of a Palestinian state in order to avoid using its veto to defeat the resolution, the Ma'an news agency reported.

Speaking during a press conference in Ramallah, Shaath said that the requisite nine members of the UN Security Council needed to pass the resolution do support recognizing Palestine as a full member state in the world body, but as of yet have failed to agree to vote yes on recognizing Palestine because of US pressure.

Shaath stated that the PA leadership would continue to make efforts to convince the undecided Security Council countries to vote in favor of the resolution.

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