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  11/23/2012, Kislev 9, 5773

Ramallah Sources: Clinton Pressed Abbas Not to Go to UN

Senior sources in Ramallah said, Thursday, that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of the United States applied pressure on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to cancel or delay the PA's application to the United Nations for non-member state status.

The sources said that during this week's meeting in Ramallah, Clinton told Abu-Mazen that such a concession would win him goodwill gestures from the U.S. and Israel.