Abbas plans to resubmit Palestinian statehood resolution at U.N. Security Council

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: World Economic Forum.

( Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is in discussions with Jordan on plans to resubmit a resolution calling for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Security Council.

“We didn’t fail,” Abbas said, referring to the Security Council’s rejection of a Palestinian statehood resolution in a Dec. 30 vote, Reuters reported. “The U.N. Security Council failed us. We’ll go again to the Security Council. … We are studying it and we will study this with our allies and especially Jordan, because they are close to us and they care about us. … We will not give up until the Security Council gives us admission.”

While Jordan remains on the Security Council, several countries with revolving membership joined the Council for the start of 2015. The United States is a permanent member and has threatened to veto any unilateral Palestinian statehood measure.

Posted on January 5, 2015 .