Login

Four Pacific countries oppose Palestinian vote at UN

Four Pacific countries are among only nine in the world to vote against Palestine being recognized at the UN.

The 193-nation General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s observer status at the UN from entity to non-member state, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.

Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia all voted against the resolution.

Several other Pacific countries abstained.

New Zealand vote for it.



THE NEW COMMENTS PROCESS

To make comments, you will need to register. You can register under your real name or use a 'screen' name. This way, people will be able to follow comments and make comments back and forth to each other. If you choose to use a 'screen name' no one will know your true identity. In either case, no email addresses will be available to anyone. It is an automated process. If you have questions, email: webmaster@samoanews.com

You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.