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  4/20/2011, Nissan 16, 5771

US Opposes PA's September UN Statehood Bid

The United States on Tuesday rejected Palestinian Authority plans to pursue efforts to ask the United Nations Security Council to recognize a PA state in September.

"We don't believe it's a good idea, we don't believe it's helpful," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. "We continue to press both sides to begin talking again in direct negotiations," Toner said.