Mahmoud Abbas tells UN to recognize status of Palestine as non-member state

Mahmoud Abbas tells UN to recognize status of Palestine as non-member state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN Thursday that he has begun consultations to get Palestine accepted as a non member state of the world body, dpa reported.

He added that he is nonetheless continuing efforts begun last year to achieve full membership for a Palestine state.

"When, a year ago during the previous session of the General Assembly, we submitted our application for consideration by the Security Council to allow the State of Palestine to assume its rightful place among the nations of the world as a full member in the United Nations, a major and hostile uproar was raised by some against this political, diplomatic, peaceful step aimed at saving the peace process by asserting its basis and foundation," he said.

"However, our endeavor was aborted, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the countries of the world supported, and continues to support, our application," added Abbas, who stressed that "we will continue our efforts to obtain full membership for Palestine at the United Nations."

But for the time being, he added, "we have begun intensive consultations with various regional organizations and member states aimed at having the General Assembly adopt a resolution considering the State of Palestine as a non-member State of the United Nations during this session."

He said this step is not aimed at delegitimizing Israel, but to enhance peace.

"In our endeavor, we do not seek to delegitimize an existing State - that is Israel; but rather to assert the state that must be realized - that is Palestine. On the contrary, they want to delegitimize us," he said.

Abbas lashed out at Israel, accusing it of doing everything it can to undermine the Palestinian Authority and of pushing the Palestinian people into a new catastrophe.

"Israel's overall policy is ultimately leading to the weakening of the Palestinian National Authority, undermining its ability to carry out its functions and to implement its obligations, which threatens to undermine its very existence and threatens its collapse," he said.

"There can only be one understanding of the Israeli government's actions in our homeland and of the positions it has presented to us regarding the substance of a permanent status agreement to end the conflict and achieve peace," he said. "That one understanding leads to one conclusion: that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution."

He warned that "Israel is promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe, a new Nakba."

Abbas urged the international community to support Palestinian efforts to get independence.

"The international community, embodied in the United Nations, is required now more than ever to uphold its responsibilities," he said. "The Security Council is called upon to urgently adopt a resolution comprising the basis and foundations for a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that would serve as a binding reference and guide for all of the vision of two-states, Israel and Palestine."

He concluded: "Prevent the occurrence of a new Nakba in the Holy Land. Support the realization of a free, independent State of Palestine now. Let peace be victorious before it is too late."

Biden says $1,400 payments can start to go out this month
Biden says $1,400 payments can start to go out this month
U.S. Senate passes 1.9-trln-USD relief bill after marathon overnight session
U.S. Senate passes 1.9-trln-USD relief bill after marathon overnight session
U.S. administers 87.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
U.S. administers 87.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
Loading Bars
Latest
4 terrorists killed in security forces operations in NW Pakistan
Turkey registers more than 11 180 new coronavirus cases
Iran’s CBI unveils amount of loans issued by banks
Azerbaijani Finance Ministry to auction off interest-bearing bonds
Iran to launch several facilities under city municipalities
Azerbaijan together with McKinsey improving railway sector
Turkmenistan's State Development Bank opens tender for IFRS 9 standard implementation
FIA updates schedule of Formula 1 weekends
Amount of loans issued in Iran's industrial and mining sectors announced
Israel's forex reserves hit record 185.09 bln USD
Review of main events of Azerbaijani financial market for first week of March
Turkey goes zero waste in agriculture
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on March 8
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds
Uzbekistan takes additional measures to support livestock industries
Iran’s CBI shares report on open market operations
Geostat reveals volume of meat production in Georgia
Reopening schools a "national effort" to beat coronavirus: UK PM
Jordan's PM reshuffles cabinet to accelerate reforms
Turkmenistan's oil refining volumes exceed plan
Kazakhstan increases imports from Hungary in 2020
Iran's interbank interest rate decrease
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Indonesia reports 5,826 new COVID-19 cases, 112 more deaths
7 killed, 3 missing in floods in northern Algeria
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for March 7
Azerbaijan shows footage from Aghdam's Suma village (VIDEO)
COVID cases up in Turkey’s 3 biggest cities as east enjoys calm
Turkmenistan reveals indicators of construction, industrial sector
Iran launches new projects in Hormozgan Province
Azerbaijan's Mortgage & Credit Guarantee Fund signs tender contract
Russia’s confirmed coronavirus cases grow by 10,595 in past day to 4,322,776
Azerbaijan confirms 127 more COVID-19 recoveries
Bitcoin rises 4.2% to $50,947.94
Georgia reports 234 coronavirus cases, 349 recoveries, 9 deaths
Uzbekneftegaz stabilizes pressure at gas pipelines of Mubarek oil & gas dep’t
Prices on Azerbaijani oil continue to rise
Khazar Consortium opens tender for purchase of steam field unit
Iran to manufacture new wagons and locomotives
Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones
Document on providing all countries with vaccine against COVID-19 adopted under Azerbaijan’s chairmanship in NAM
8 police, 5 militants killed during clashes in N. Afghanistan
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
Iran's Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on March 7
Azerbaijan shows footage from Fuzuli's Garakollu village (VIDEO)
Weekly review of major developments in Azerbaijan's transport sector
S. Korea reports 416 more COVID-19 cases, 92,471 in total
Health Minister: Only WHO approved vaccine to be imported
Turkey records dropping revenues from cement export to Georgia
Iran's customs releases more imported commodities
Turkmenistan shares data on GDP growth rate
New hazelnut processing plant to open in Azerbaijan’s Zagatala
New Zealand's Auckland emerges from lockdown, Australia starts AstraZeneca vaccinations
China exports jump 60.6% y/y in January-February, imports up 22.2%
Brazil registers 1,555 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours
Iran's trade, economic, political relations with neighboring countries to be developed
Ebola infects 29 people, kills 13 in Guinea, DRC: Africa CDC
UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Somalia
Paraguay’s president asks all ministers to resign amid protest rallies
Weekly review of highlights in Azerbaijan's agricultural sector
Israel reports 3,262 new COVID-19 cases, 799,727 in total
Biden says $1,400 payments can start to go out this month
France registers 23,306 new coronavirus cases, 170 deaths
U.S. Senate passes 1.9-trln-USD relief bill after marathon overnight session
UK records another 6,040 coronavirus cases, 158 deaths
India could be next happening market for SPAC-driven investor frenzy
Amazon, Google vie for piece of India digital payment market
India’s Wipro to acquire UK company for $1.45 bn
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Indian Govt to support Sri Lanka – Keheliya
Canada thanks India for sending 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines
India proposes inclusion of Chabahar Port in INSTC multi-lateral corridor project
Nepali Parliamentarians take COVID-19 vaccine ahead of reinstated lower house meeting
Twitter tests audio chat tool Spaces on Android in India
WHO reports over 353,000 new daily cases of COVID-19
U.S. administers 87.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC
Foreign diplomats acquainted with Gulebird HPP in liberated Lachin of Azerbaijan (PHOTO)
Uzbekneftegaz eyes increasing daily production of liquefied gas at Shurtan oil&gas dep’t
Maduro receives Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
Prices for fuels and lubricants increase in Kyrgyzstan 10-15% in one month
Turkey reports 11,770 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
Iran, Iraq confer on expansion of transportation coop.
Visitors from Central Asia countries to enter Georgia with PCR tests
Armenian occupants seriously damage Azerbaijan's ecology - Ministry (PHOTO)
Paris police clear Seine riverside over lack of social distancing
Twitter's Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot
Five people killed in Ukrainian bus crash in Poland
Azerbaijani oil & gas sector's weekly review
Air France plane forced to land in Sofia due to disruptive passenger
Turkmenhimiya SC opens tender for construction of plants for technical iodine production
Georgian GlenBerries company launches arrangement of greenhouses for growing vegetables and fruits
Azerbaijani Ministry of Education implementing innovative projects with Microsoft
Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to fall in Iran
We successfully completed all steps taken, including ending occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh - Erdogan
WHO official advises against introducing ‘immunity passports’ for travelers now
Russia logs 11,022 new COVID-19 cases
Azerbaijan confirms 149 more COVID-19 recoveries
Azerbaijan issues footage from Jabrayil district's Papi village (VIDEO)
Turkish FM pays official visit to Turkmenistan (PHOTO)
All news