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France to recognize Palestinian state at U.N.

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 27, 2012 at 8:40 a.m.

— The French foreign minister says France plans to vote in favor of recognition of a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week.

Laurent Fabius has told parliament that France has long supported Palestinian ambitions for statehood and “will respond ‘yes”’ when the issue comes up for a vote “out of a concern for coherency.”

With the announcement Tuesday, France — a permanent member of the Security Council — becomes the first major European country to come out in favor. It amounts to a setback for Israel.

The Palestinians say the assembly is likely to vote Thursday on a resolution raising their status at the United Nations from an observer to a nonmember observer state, a move they believe is an important step toward a two-state solution with Israel.

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