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Palestinians plan to renew their bid to upgrade Palestine's status at the United Nations in order to be recognized as an independent state.
Palestine, which currently holds "observer" status at the UN, will ask to be upgraded to "non-member state" at the General Assembly meeting on September 27, caretaker Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki announced on Saturday.
He also said the Palestinians will then pursue full UN membership in the future, which requires approval by the Security Council.
For several years, the Palestinians have been campaigning to achieve UN recognition as a sovereign state based on the pre-1967 borders.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Saeb Shaath, a Middle East expert, from Belfast, to further discuss the issue.