Palestinians vie for voting rights at UN arms trade treaty talks

04.07.2012                      14.Tammus. 5772

Diplomatie:

Palestinians vie for voting rights at UN arms trade treaty talks

If there is a vote on Palestinians voting rights, the U.S., Israel and other participants would probably walk out of the conference, delegates say.

The Palestinian Authority's permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, told reporters on Tuesday that since the arms trade treaty negotiations are what he called "an international conference of states," the Palestinians should be a full participant….