In 2012, Palestine became a non-member observer state to the United Nations [Eduardo Munoz/Reuters]

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Tuesday.

The bid will go ahead despite the United States having said it will veto Palestine’s membership plans.

“We know that we are going to face a US veto but that won’t prevent us from presenting our application”, Al-Maliki

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