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-- Shepard Smith this is The Fox Report hits the bottom of the hour time now for the top of the news.
The US may have a way out of a showdown of the United Nations.
The Security Council meeting this week to consider Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas -- request for full UN membership as an independent state.
US officials threatening to veto the move saying only peace talks with Israel can lead to a two state solution.
But tonight diplomats say it may not even come to that.
The -- -- -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt live in the New York newsroom Jonathan the US may not have to use its veto after all.
It may not nine is the critical number here that's the number of votes the Palestinians need saying yes in the security -- two -- -- For statehood and that is the point at which the US would have to use that veto so here's how we stand right now six nations have declared that they will say yes -- those that China Russia Lebanon of Brazil India and South Africa.
Leaning towards voting against it or at least abstaining a full the United Kingdom France Germany and Portugal so then the -- On the declared nations of the critical ones they -- Bosnia.
And the West African nation -- -- now there is intense diplomatic pressure on all of those full right now from US officials.
To try to put them into the no -- -- -- is unlikely to come this week likely to be the earliest.
Early next week Trace.
Donovan meantime we heard a defiant speech from the Syrian representative but the general assembly today right yes and very -- -- that Syrian representative was not the president Bashar Al Assad.
He has chosen to stay in the cereal while his country.
Deals with the violence that He is awarded against pro democracy demonstrators the foreign minister gave the speech instead to the general assembly today.
And He said all of this violence was down to -- and incitement and He said any attempts by the US and others to introduce sanctions simply.
Maybe this violence and much -- -- Obama bias my senses in tandem with the multiple -- economic sanctions.
And that's to have data from this on this truly be forbidden by targeting this Syrian economy with sanctions.
Mean driven into an area through -- to have going to be United States and the European you know you how this kind of dog ruined him jeopardized the interests and the basic decent assistance needs of the city -- -- -- -- -- Bottom line according -- -- foreign minister sanctions make the violence was a strange argument in the eyes of many observers at the general assembly and one that is unlikely to cut any -- with US officials who are still pushing for much stronger sanctions.
From the united nations Security Council Trace.
The fox sports Steve correspondent Jonathan Hunt live in the newsroom Jonathan thank you all -- court decision striking down --
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