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Abbas in Cairo: PA committed to seeking UN recognition

Nov. 17, 2009 1:51 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 9:19 A.M.)
Bethlehem – Ma’an – President Abbas confirmed on Tuesday the unilateral decision to seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state in accordance with the recent Arab Peace Initiative committee’s support, during a news conference with Egyptian President Hosni Mobarak.

Abbas confirmed the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to appealing to the UN Security Council for a resolution recognizing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with Arab support.

The PA completely rejects former Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz’s plan to establish a state on temporary borders, Abbas said, and further criticized Hamas’ approval of the temporary borders plan.

On the issue of unity Abbas stressed his party's dedication the Egyptian-sponsored reconciliation agreement and blamed Hamas for its failure thus far citing their failure to sign the conciliation document.
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