Arabs to push for UN Security Council resolution on Palestinian state

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Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:09 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to formally present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state.

The ministers set up a committee comprised of Kuwait, Mauritania, Jordan and Arab League chief Nabil al-Araby to begin seeking international backing for the resolution, they said in their closing statement.

The statement did not specify when the resolution would be presented but diplomatic sources have said Jordan, an Arab member in the Security Council, could present the draft within days.

(Reporting by Lin Noueihed, Ali Abdelatty, Maggie Fick, Omar Fahmy; Editing by Janet Lawrence)