US Congress: No support for unilateral Palestinian state

December 16, 2010 08:30

US Congress on Thursday voted not to support a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood.

The House of Representatives passed a resolution expressing opposition to steps Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been taking to obtain recognition for a Palestinian country with 1967 borders, without an agreement with Israel. According to the resolution, which was adopted by consensus without a vote among members of the House, the US will not recognize a Palestinian state declared unilaterally, and will veto an proposal that is brought to a vote at the UN Security Council on recognition of a Palestinian state without Israeli agreement.

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