UN vote might not be on Palestinian statehood: Ashton


EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said she was not certain the UN will vote on backing a Palestinian state in September, in an interview with Haaretz newspaper published on Thursday. Speaking to the newspaper following a visit to the region over the weekend, Ashton said the substance of the resolution which will be put to a vote had not yet been pinned down.
“It will depend very much on what the resolution says as to how the international community in general, and the EU in particular, votes,” the European Union’s top diplomat told the paper. “It is quite possible that that there could be a vote at the UN where the European Union has no difficulty in voting for that,” she said, without explaining further.
The Palestinians are hoping to seek UN membership and recognition of their state on the 1967 lines when the 192-member body meets in September.