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Palestine to apply for full UN membership
Palestine to apply for full UN membership
Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Riyad al-Malki, this Wednesday,
announced that Palestine would initiate an application to gain full state
membership at the United Nations.

Palestinians will be pushing the envelope in January as they apply for full
membership in the United Nations. The body has shown sympathy and support
for the Palestinian plight, but the US has, through its Security Council
veto, thwarted every effort to do anything constructive for the people.
from IMEMC

Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio station, Palestinian Foreign Affairs
and Expatriates Minister Riyad al-Malki stated that he would initiate the
application to upgrade Palestineís status, from an observer state to a full-
member state in the international body, during his upcoming visit to New
York, scheduled for mid January 2019, following President Mahmoud Abbasí
instructions.

The application would be submitted to the United Nations Security Council,
WAFA News Agency reported, according to the PNN.

Al-Malki is scheduled to make this visit to assume Palestineís position as
chair of the Group 77 developing countries and China, for the year 2019.

The planned submission of the application marks the latest Palestinian
leadershipís diplomatic steps sparked by US President Donald Trumpís
decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israelís capital, and relocate the US
embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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