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  8/31/2012, Elul 13, 5772

PA to Ask for UN Upgrade in the Coming Year

The Palestinian Authority will ask to upgrade its position at the UN to a non-member country in the coming year, its foreign minister said on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki announced that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will declare the PA’s intention to request the upgrade during his address at the UN General Assembly next month.