Saudi Arabia urges world to accept Palestinians' UN bid

By REUTERS
September 27, 2011 05:42

 
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UNITED NATIONS - Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal urged the United Nations on Monday to accept the Palestinians' request for full membership in the world body and to recognize it as an independent state.

"As a result of the continued Israeli intransigence and disruption of the peace process, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia calls upon all member states of the United Nations to recognize the state of Palestine on the border of June 4, 1967 with east Jerusalem as its capital, and to grant it full membership of the United Nations," Faisal said.

The Saudi foreign minister did not appear in person to give his speech. His statement was issued in written form at the end of Monday's speeches at the annual UN General Assembly session in New York.

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