Envoy: Palestinians To Continue Pursuing UN Membership [View all]
The Palestinians will employ new creative ideas to gain membership at the world body despite a U.S. threat to veto such an action, Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour disclosed Friday.
Mansour presented the Security Council president with a four page letter detailing Israeli settlement activity, and the two discussed several ideas to gain UN membership for his people.
"Are we giving up because there is one powerful country that has a veto power saying the Security Council should not be involved? We're not giving up," Mansour said, without referring to the United States by name. "So now we're coming up with these new creative ideas."
Mansour's letter comes one day after an announcement by a U.S. State Department spokeswoman that Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators would hold their second round of face-to-face talks on Monday in Amman, Jordan.