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Palestinian leader ignores US warnings on UN statehood bid | guardian.co.uk

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said he will go ahead with a request to the United Nations security council to recognise what amounts to a unilateral declaration of independence despite warnings from the US that it will raise “dangerous” false hopes and set back real self-determination.

Abbas said in a televised address the Palestinians will seek recognition next week of an independent Palestinian state on the basis of the borders of 4 June 1967 with East Jerusalem as the capital. He noted that the US president, Barack Obama, said a year ago he hoped to see an independent Palestine join the UN at this time.

Read more here: Palestinian leader ignores US warnings on UN statehood bid | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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