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What diplomatic sources say

The vote in the United Nations Security Council regarding the request of of Palestinians to become a full member state will probably be held today, Thursday 18/4 or tomorrow Friday, diplomatic sources said yesterday Wednesday, as talks on the issue continue.

The day before Tuesday, diplomatic sources, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing AFP, assured that the vote would take place today, but the situation has since changed and some member states are in favor of it being held tomorrow. No decision had yet been made last night, diplomats said.

There is still “uncertainty,” Slovenian UN ambassador Samuel Zbogar summed up to reporters, adding that both scenarios are possible.

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“The vote will take place tomorrow at 15:00. I'm sure. If you don't believe me, you'll see tomorrow,” said Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour for his part.

The Maltese delegation, which holds the SA presidency in April, has not confirmed anything in this regard. stage.

However, whichever day the vote is held, the Palestinian venture seems doomed to failure, due to the opposition of the US, which has veto power in the Security Council.

< p>The draft resolution drawn up by Algeria “recommends to the General Assembly that the State of Palestine be accepted as a member of the United Nations”. of the SA (needing at least 9 votes in favor and no veto from any of the five permanent member states) and following its approval by a two-thirds majority of the General Assembly.

The Palestinians moved again this month the process of their accession to the organization as a full member state, dating back to September 2011, with a letter to the Secretary-General and the Organization's Security Council, citing Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip, which have now lasted for more than half a year, and the continued expansion of Jewish settlements – even though they are considered illegal under international law – in the West Bank.

In November 2012 they secured, by a vote of the General Assembly, simply “non-member observer state status”.

p> source: newsbeast.gr

Source: 24h.com.cy

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