Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said
Thursday that the Palestinian Authority has decided not to file for a UN status upgrade
during the UN General Assembly's September meeting.
Al-Malki said that the bid will be submitted at a later date, one that may guarantee a more favorable result for the Palestinians.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
is expected to speak at the General Assembly, and officially announce when the PA will be officially submitting its bid.
Abbas is expected to task the Palestinian envoy to the UN with negotiating the best time with the UN Secretary-General's Office.
Analysts said that the Palestinian decision was most likely the result of international pressure to defer the move pending the results of the US presidential race In November.
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