Senior Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said. Friday, that PA leadership was considering bringing its request for recognition as a sovereign state to the United Nations Security Council in the near future. He said, "We are not willing to give up until we exercise our right to establish a state.
Dr. Erekat denied reports of a failure by the PA leadership in the U.N., adding that the PA had not withdrawn its petition and knew that the United States would veto the bid. He said the PA would continue to submit the bid, if need be.