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MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. Palestine is asking the United States not to use the right of veto when the resolution on the establishment of the Palestinian State is put to the vote in the UN Security Council, the chief Palestinian delegate at negotiations with Israel, Saeb Erekat, told a news conference in Moscow.
“We are hoping the United States will not resort to veto,” he said. “Using the right of veto in relation to a resolution that is based on international law and the 1967 borders will arouse many questions.”
Erekat said that if the resolution was blocked in the end, Palestine would “first have to formalize its accession to the international tribunal and then to take the issue to this body of authority for consideration to determine its relationship with Israel.”
Erekat said at his recent meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry he demanded that Washington should change its attitude to the Middle East settlement. The Palestinian delegate thanked Russia for its constructive approach and regretted that in Israel, the Palestinian side had no partners at the moment.
“As for the question of a territorial swap, which is of interest to all, such a provision is described in international law,” he added.