Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said tonight that reports that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the American so-called deal of the century plan has been withdrawn are unfounded.
“Reports that the resolution promoted by the Arab Group and the non-aligned movement has been withdrawn are unfounded,” he said in a tweet. “The draft resolution has been distributed and still being circulated. We are continuing the process of consultation with various countries in a way that doesn’t contradict the principles of the resolution.”
Erekat, who arrived in New York today travelling with President Mahmoud Abbas, added, “We would like to note that the draft resolution is not yet in blueprint, or ready to be voted.”
He said that President Abbas is going to address the Security Council tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., New York Time, 5:00 p.m. Palestine time.
The PLO official told Palestine TV that the UNSC resolution includes clauses condemning the plan presented by US President Donald Trump on January 28 and the ideas in it that aim at ending the Palestinian issue.
He said that reports about withdrawing the draft resolution are part of “a vicious war launched against President Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leadership and the national project.”
He stressed that President Abbas is going to deliver his speech as planned and that rumors about postponing it are unfounded.
Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency