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We will veto Palestinian statehood bid : Obama

Latest News / Washington: President Barack Obama told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday that U.N. action would not achieve a Palestinian state and the United States would veto any Security Council move to recognize Palestinian statehood, the White House said.”We would have to oppose any action at the U.N.

Obama and Faisal Muhammad

Security Council including, if necessary, vetoing,’Ben Rhodes, the White House national security council spokesman, told reporters after Obama met Abbas in New York.

Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Abbas and former chief of negotiations, said before the meeting with Obama that Abbas had no plans to agree to a delayed vote on U.N. membership.

Obama echoed comments earlier by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said direct negotiation was the only way to achieve a stable Middle East peace and the Palestinian effort to secure U.N. recognition of statehood “will not succeed.”

Netanyahu made the remarks at a meeting with Obama, who reiterated the unwavering U.S. commitment to Israel and told world leaders gathered at the U.N.

General Assembly that efforts to impose peace on Israel and the Palestinians would not work.

US not serious about statehood for Palestine: Faisal

Obama and Netanyahu spoke at the start of a meeting the two leaders had on the sidelines of the U.N. session.

Obama sought to head off a showdown over Palestinian statehood and pull his Middle East policy back from the brink of diplomatic disaster, Obama told the U.N.

General Assembly, “There is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades, meanwhile “Observer Islamic Countries” spokesman condemn U.S.stand against the effort of Palestinian state and said US not serious about statehood for Palestine talking with US news agency Faisal Muhammed said Obamas statement shows that still he is not ready for meaningful help to resolve Palestine issue. – EPakistanNews / UNN

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