Il presidente palestinese ha appena richiesto ai partecipanti dell’Assemblea Generale dell’ONU di approvare la nascita di uno stato palestinese e di ammetterlo come membro permanente dell’ONU: la diplomazia internazionale ha fallito nel convincerlo ad accettare lo status di osservatore permanente e continuare con gli accordi bilaterali con Israele. Mahmoud Abbas ha anche detto, a ragione: “questo e’ un momento di verita’, in cui si vedra’ chi sta con chi“. Maretta in sala: applausi e fischi.
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations General Assembly moments ago. Earlier today, he presented an application for UN membership for a Palestine state. The Associated Press reports the Palestinian leader drew a “sustained ovation” as he prepared to deliver his remarks. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to speak shortly. The Security Council may not act on the Palestinians’ request immediately, and the U.S. has said it will exercise its veto power. Approval would require nine “yes” votes from the 15-member council, plus no veto by a permanent member – the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France. If the resolution were to get fewer than nine votes, it would be defeated without the U.S. having to use its veto. President Abbas could also decide to take the application for recognition to the General Assembly (lo ha appena fatto). The UN would have the option of accepting Palestine as a member state, or of upgrading their observer status from “entity” to “state.”President Obama met separately with President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu while he was in New York. In his address to the General Assembly the President encouraged the two sides to work together for peace, saying the process is one “to which America is committed…There are no shortcuts. And that is what the United Nations should be focused on in the weeks and months to come.”Also expected to speak today to the General Assembly: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, and representatives of Greece and Pakistan.