The United States has vetoed the Palestinian request for full membership in the United Nations

The United States vetoed a draft resolution of the UN Security Council to "admit the State of Palestine as a member of the United Nations."

The draft resolution presented by Algeria, which "recommends to the General Assembly that the State of Palestine be admitted to the membership of the UN", received 12 votes in favor, one against and two abstentions.

For a country to be admitted to the UN, it must first receive a positive recommendation from the Security Council (at least nine out of 15 votes for it, and no veto from any permanent member), and then be approved by the UN General Assembly by a two-thirds majority. .

In September 2011, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, initiated the procedure, seeking "the accession of the State of Palestine to the UN", but since then the procedure has not been completed. And then the US vetoed it.

In November 2012, the Palestinian Authority was granted "non-member observer state" status at the UN.

The Palestinians updated their bid for UN membership with a letter to the UN Security Council in early April, citing the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

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