Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians will resubmit a statehood resolution to the United Nations Security Council.
“We will go back to the Security Council until it recognizes our rights,” Abbas said Sunday in Ramallah, in the West Bank, Reuters reported. “We are determined to join international conventions and treaties despite the pressure.
“We didn’t fail, the UN Security Council failed us. We’ll go again to the Security Council, why not? Perhaps after a week.”
Jordan, which submitted the resolution that was defeated last week in the Security Council, will remain a member of the council. Several countries seen as more sympathetic to the resolution were rotated on to the body at the beginning of the year. Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain joined as non-permanent members on January 1.
In the Security Council, France, China, Russia, Argentina, Chad, Chile, Jordan and Luxembourg supported the resolution, while Australia and the United States voted against. Britain, Lithuania, Nigeria, South Korea and Rwanda, abstained. Nine votes were needed for passage.
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