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Obama for the Palestinians: We will disrupt the state veto

Obama and Abbas during the meeting (French)

The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama told Palestinian PresidentMahmoud Abbas on Wednesday that the move to the United Nations will not achieve a Palestinian state and that the U.S. would veto power to thwart any move in the Security Council for the recognition of a Palestinian state.

Said Ben Rdos spokesman for the National Security Council, the White House, told reporters after meeting Abbas in the Obama and New York, "we will have to reject any move in the Security Council of the United Nations, including if necessary the use of theveto."

For his part, said presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told the French pressafter the meeting, "Obama said of Abbas's commitment to two-state solution and the need to establish a Palestinian state, but he stressed his opposition to go the Palestinian to the Security Council and asked him to return to direct negotiations with Israel."

He added that "President Abbas is reviewed during a meeting with President Obama'sposition of going to the Security Council to request full membership of the State ofPalestine."

He explained that Mahmoud Abbas, "discussed with President Obama a draft statement of the Quartet and the Palestinian position it," stressing that the draftstatement "did not meet the required conditions are Palestinian." He also said that the two leaders "discussed the efforts of the international community towards the Palestinian cause."

Without a permitHe did not make any statement by the presidents of the meeting, which followed a private meeting between the President of the United States and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, shortly before noon Wednesday.
Abbas has said he will present Friday to the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon asked the membership of the State of Palestine in the UN Security Council.
And the morning of Wednesday, Obama said that there is no path of "short" to achieve peace. He told the General Assembly of the United Nations, "I am convinced that there is no shortcut to end a decades-old conflict. Peace can not come across statements and resolutions of the United Nations, even if it was that easy to just done."

Out and study the two PalestinianHe was a member of the Central Committee of the Palestine National Liberation Movement (Fatah), Nabil Shaath, said Wednesday that the Palestinians Simalon the UN Security Council "some time" to study the request for full membership of the United Nations for a Palestinian state, after U.S. President opposing provide the Palestinians with this application.
As Nabil Abu Rdainah spokesman for Palestinian President, in a statement that the Palestinians are ready to return to the negotiating table as soon as Israel agrees to stop settlement and accept the 1967 borders, as reference conditions for negotiations.
In this context also, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, will examine the proposals for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian leadership provided by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a speech at the opening meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Sarkozy proposed on Wednesday that Palestine be granted observer status in the international organization and to begin negotiations between the PA and Israel during the month and that is to reach agreement on border security during the six months to reach a final agreement within a year.

The French president said, "Today we face a very difficult choice, we all know that Palestine can not have immediate access to the full recognition and full development of a Member State of the United Nations."
He added, "but doubted that the use of the veto in the Security Council has the potential to provoke a new wave of violence in the Middle East?". Sarkozy said he should not exclude the intermediate stage.
He explained, "Why can not imagine granting Palestine put an observer at the United Nations this will be an important step forward and more importantly is that it would mean out of the stalemate, which is only useful in so doing, we will hope the extremists through the achievement of progress towards a final status."
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) believed that Obama's remarks show the American bias "normal" to Israel at the expense of Arab and Palestinian interests.
He said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the way to the Palestinian state does not pass through America or the United Nations, but passes only through the Palestinian people and its unity.
Israeli thanked for ObamaFor his part, was Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister thanked the U.S. president for his support of Israel.
This came during a meeting held between the two leaders Wednesday on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations and after minutes from the dumping of Obama's speech to the international organization.

The President of the Israeli government expressed the hope that other prominentpoliticians follow the lead of the U.S. president to call for the resumption of negotiationsbetween Israel and the Palestinians.

Netanyahu explained that he "knows that these leaders are under great pressure,"claiming that the proposals are anti-Israel "automatic majority" of the United Nations.

And on the Declaration of the U.S. President in previous statements that he will, if necessary, to use its veto against the Palestinian demand Netanyahu said: "I ​​think this isa badge of honor, and I would like to thank you for the honor of the Order made ​​you this."

For his part, Obama said at the beginning of his meeting with Netanyahu, he can notimpose peace on both sides and this should be the result of the negotiations.

Obama said that "events in the region shows us the extent to which peace can be fragile and this is a great honor that the Prime Minister is here."

The U.S. president said in a speech before the General Assembly that the Palestinian people deserve their own state, but real peace is achieved only between the Israelis and the Palestinians themselves.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies

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