Abbas seeks to resume statehood bid at the UN Security Council

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January 4, 2015 20:18

 
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Sunday that the Palestinians would resume their statehood bid at the United Nations Security Council “despite pressure they are facing.”

Abbas said during a cultural event in Ramallah: “We will go back to the Security Council until it recognizes our rights. We are determined to join international conventions and treaties despite the pressure.”

Abbas said the Palestinians remained committed to a “just and comprehensive peace that would end the occupation and lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.”

He said that there would be no security or stability in the region without Jerusalem becoming the capital of a Palestinian state.

“We did not fail at the Security Council,” Abbas said. “Rather, it’s the Security Council that failed. That’s why we decided to join 20 international conventions and treaties, including the International Criminal Court. And we will continue with our efforts.”
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