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Top UN official: U.S. veto would block vote on Palestinian statehood

President of UN General Assembly says at press conference no way a Palestinian state could become a member of the UN without a recommendation from the Security Council.


By The Associated Press via Haaretz

May 27, 2011 | 3:43 pm

The president of the United Nations General Assembly said Friday there is no way that a Palestinian state could become a member of the United Nations without a recommendation from the Security Council.

Joseph Deiss told a news conference that if the United States or any other permanent council member used its veto, the General Assembly would not be able to vote on membership for Palestine.

The Palestinian UN Observer Mission had no immediate comment.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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