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Germany will not back Palestinian UN bid: Govt spokesperson

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 - 6:56pm IST | Place: Berlin | Agency: Reuters
The United Nations is due to hold a vote on Thursday on an upgrade of Palestinian status at the 193-member body to an observer state from an observer entity.

Germany will not back a Palestinian bid for a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations, the government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The United Nations is due to hold a vote on Thursday on an upgrade of Palestinian status at the 193-member body to an observer state from an observer entity.

"We are assessing the situation and want as much agreement as possible with our European partners... But it is certain that Germany will not vote for such a resolution," spokesperson Steffen Seibert told a news conference.


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