Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 22 / Trend A. Isgandarov /
U.S. President Barak Obama's double standard is unacceptable, Ma'an quoted Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Member of Parliament, as saying.
"Obama, who speaks about peoples' freedom and human rights, demonstrates a different position when the matter concerns Palestinians," he noted.
He called on the countries, which have not made the final decision on supporting Palestinian UN bid, to listen to their conscience and to back democracy, freedom and human rights.
Obama told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he will veto his bid for UN membership, as he tried to persuade him to drop the plans, according to BBC.
But Mahmoud Abbas vowed to press ahead during a meeting with the U.S. president, the White House said afterwards.
The Palestinians have launched a campaign to join the UN as a full member state with international recognition based on their 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as a capital.
The United States and Israel say a Palestinian state should emerge from peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel, which would be impossible if the Palestinians declare a state on their own. Washington has pledged to veto such a Palestinian request at the U.N. Security Council