Abbas to Submit Formal Request for Palestinian State Full UN Membership

Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Adnan al-Husseini, said that President Mahmoud Abbas would submit a formal request for Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations during his address to the General Assembly in September. “After this speech there will be difficult and fateful decisions, the most important of which is the determination of the relationship with the occupation authorities,” he added.
 
The expected Palestinian demand comes in response to the US positions on the Palestinian issue.The Palestinian Central Council set up a plan to confront the United States, beginning with a request for full membership in the United Nations (UN), then suspending recognition of Israel and abandoning all agreements with it.
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