Obama tells Abbas US will veto Palestinians at UN

By REUTERS
September 22, 2011 03:26

 
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NEW YORK - US President Barack Obama told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday that UN action would not achieve a Palestinian state and the United States would veto any Security Council move to recognize Palestinian statehood, the White House said.

"We would have to oppose any action at the UN Security Council including, if necessary, vetoing," Ben Rhodes, the White House national security council spokesman, told reporters after Obama met Abbas in New York.

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