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Abbas defiant as 'all hell' breaks out over UN plan

AP reports:

NEW YORK — President Mahmoud Abbas told U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday that he would push ahead with plans to seek full U.N. membership for a Palestinian state, a move the United States and Israel say could lead to disaster.

Abbas met Ban at the U.N. headquarters and reaffirmed that he planned to ask this week for a Security Council vote on Palestinian membership despite the certainty of a U.S. veto, his spokesman Nabil Abu Rdaineh said. Full story.

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