Skip to comments.Abbas says to seek upgrade of Palestinian UN status
Posted on 09/27/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek to have the Palestinians' U.N. status upgraded to a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution.
"Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chancemaybe the lastto save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly.
But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was "promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe" if it continues with its current Jewish settlement policies in the occupied West Bank.
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