‚PA hasn’t heard clear US rejection of UN statehood bid‘

27.07.2011                      25.Tammus, 5771


'PA hasn't heard clear US rejection of UN statehood bid'

US opposition has only been delivered through mediators, Abbas says, adding Palestinian Authority doesn't want a clash with America; comments come despite recent US threats to use veto at UN Security Council.

The Palestinian Authority leadership hasn’t yet heard from the US Administration that Washington is opposed to the plan to ask the UN to recognize a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 lines, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.
“We heard about their opposition through mediators,” Abbas told a PLO parley in Ramallah. “The leadership hasn’t received a clear American rejection of the idea to go to the UN. We don’t want a clash with America. We want to coordinate our positions with the world, including the US.”…