Uruguay announces will recognize Palestinian state

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's foreign minister said Thursday his country plans to join Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia in recognizing a Palestinian state.
Minister Luis Almagro told reporters that the decision to formally recognize a sovereign Palestinian state has been taken, though officials are studying the implications of that decision with regard to international law and politics.
Almagro did not say if Jerusalem will be recognized as capital of the state, or what borders might be recognized.
He said the declaration will be made at the beginning of 2011.