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        11/25/2012, Kislev 11, 5773

      PA Media: Abbas Rejected EU Calls for Delay


      The Foreign Ministers from Britain, France and Germany asked Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to delay his bid for an upgrade to statehood status at the United Nations, but Abbas refused, according to the PA daily Al-Ayam.

      The paper quoted senior PA official Saeb Erekat as confirming that Abbas will approach the UN on Thursday, November 29. Erekat noted that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, too, had warned Abbas that his move would cause diplomatic problems.