PA Abbas to apply Friday.

No backtracking by the PA after talks with Obama last night, President Abbas is still intent on filing an official application for United Nations Membership on Friday.

From Reuters:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian officials brushed aside a promised U.S. veto and pressure to abandon their bid for U.N. membership, saying they were determined to take their case to the Security Council and realize a goal unfulfilled by decades of negotiations.

Senior aides to President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians would not accept political delays in their membership bid, but acknowledged that final U.N. action might not be taken for months or even longer. Abbas was expected to formally deliver a letter requesting membership on Friday when his turn comes to speak to the U.N. General Assembly.

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