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UK foreign secretary to support Palestinian bid

William Hague waiting for assurances to back Palestinian bid for statehood

Gulf News

United Nations: UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday said he will support the Palestinian bid for diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations (UN) if he receives assurances.

Palestinians are predicting a historic UN vote recognising their statehood on Thursday, following new support from France on Tuesday.

The United States and Israel strongly oppose the resolution and Israel has threatened to not return to peace negotiations if the vote proceeds.