United Nations Security Council 311 (R).
(photo credit: ERIC THAYER / Reuters)
NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council
will discuss its internal committee findings as to whether the Palestinians
should be offered UN membership on November 11, although the matter may not come
to a vote for a few more weeks.
The committee on the admission of new
members to the UN will report back to the Security Council on that date, at
which point the Security Council will consider the committee report, but there
is “still no clarity” on when a vote would take place, UN sources
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The committee is composed of all members of the Security Council.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who presented the Palestinians’ letter
requesting UN admission to the Security Council last month, is not involved in
The US has said that it would exercise its veto power over
the bid for recognition in the event that the Palestinians get nine or more
votes on the Security Council.
Presently, sources said, it is unclear as
to whether or not the Palestinians have those nine votes.