UN bid lacks some Palestinian demands

PressTV -Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:28PM GMT

Iran’s Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani
Iran’s Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani says that the Palestinian Authority’s statehood bid does not fully meet the Palestinian demands.

“The Palestinian statehood bid as propagated by the media and policymakers do not incorporate all of the rights and demands of the Palestinian people,” IRIB News quoted Larijani as saying in Monday.

The remarks come in the wake of the announcement by the Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas that he would appeal to the UN Security Council for full UN membership of a Palestinian state.

Larijani further outlined Iran’s stance regarding the proposal saying that Iran supports any move which leads to the realization of the rights of the Palestinian nation.

He, however, pointed out “some complexities” in this proposal, such as the US threatening to veto this proposal.

The Iranian Majlis speaker also said that the manner in which the proposal is set to advance in the UN and its capacity to defend the rights of the Palestinian nation are “open to debate.”

The US has made it clear to Abbas that it will outright veto any request presented to the UN Security Council for making the Palestinian state a new member.

However, Washington cannot block the UN General Assembly’s vote for changing Palestine’s status in the world body from entity to state.

The senior Iranian lawmaker also announced plans to host the fifth international conference in support of Palestine on October 1-2, 2011. Larijani said that the aim of the conference was to protect the rights of the Palestinian people.


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