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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:23 PM

U.S. Clashes With France Over Palestinians Status At UN [View all]

Source: Agence France-Presse

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 18:10 EST

WASHINGTON The United States publicly disagreed with France, one of its closest allies, on Tuesday, after Paris said it would back a Palestinian bid for enhanced status at the United Nations.

We obviously disagree with our oldest ally on this issue. They know that we disagree with them, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. But its their sovereign decision to make, how to proceed.

She confirmed that if a vote goes ahead as planned in the UN General Assembly this week, the United States will vote against the Palestinian request, which Washington regards as a mistake.

Were focused on a policy objective on the ground for the Palestinian people, for the people of Israel, which is to end up with two states that can live peacefully next to each other, Nuland told journalists.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/27/u-s-clashes-with-france-over-palestinians-status-at-un/

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