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Senior PA official Erekat says Palestinians haven’t pulled UN vote request

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat is quoted by Hebrew-language media as casting doubt on reports that the PA has withdrawn its request for a UN Security Council vote against the US peace plan.

“A draft resolution has been filed and is still under discussion,” he is quoted as saying. “When the consultations are over, we will make a final decision without minimizing or changing our principles, and then it will be presented for a vote.”

He adds that PA President Mahmoud Abbas will nevertheless speak at the Security Council meeting tomorrow, as originally planned.

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