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Palestinian UN bid faltering

The Palestinians have said their leaders will decide quickly whether to seek a vote in the Security Council on their bid for UN membership, even though they face certain defeat, or to pursue other UN options.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2011 01:24 IST

The Palestinians have said their leaders will decide quickly whether to seek a vote in the Security Council on their bid for UN membership, even though they face certain defeat, or to pursue other UN options.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN observer, said they would be consulting Arab leaders, supporters on their next steps after the council’s admissions committee approved a report saying there is no consensus among the 15 council nations on the issue.