Palestinian President Abbas sets out UN membership hopes
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will apply to the UN Security Council for full UN membership of a Palestinian state.
He said full UN status was a legitimate right for the Palestinian people.
The address comes before a meeting of the UN General Assembly next week.
Mr Abbas's move sets up a confrontation with Israel and the US, which says it will use its veto.
16 Sep 2011
- From the section Middle East