Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
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Abbas: UN vote is 'last chance'

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade the Palestinians' status at the UN.

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United Nations General Assembly to upgrade the Palestinians' status at the UN.

Mr Abbas said he had come to the General Assembly because his people were in desperate need of peace.

He said it was the last chance to save the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.