French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) holds talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) holds talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas during the 66th session of the United Nations. Sarkozy has warned that a US veto of the Palestinian bid for UN membership as a state would trigger violence. © Eric Feferberg - AFP
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) holds talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas
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Last updated: September 22, 2011

Sarkozy warns against vetoing Palestinian UN bid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned Wednesday that a US veto of the Palestinian bid for UN membership as a state would trigger violence.

"Who could doubt that a veto at the Security Council risks engendering a cycle of violence in the Middle East?" Sarkozy told the UN General Assembly after the United States threatened to veto the Palestinian bid.

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