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PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON AUGUST WORK PROGRAMME
With the situations in Syria, Libya and Somalia becoming increasingly more worrisome, and attention needed on peacekeeping and other issues, the usually light August agenda of the Security Council was quickly filling up, the permanent representative of India, which holds presidency of the body for the month, said this afternoon.
To other questions, he replied that he was not aware of any recent communications from Palestinians to the Council concerning the September effort they had announced to gain recognition as a State and to gain United Nations membership. If the situation came up in the Council, he foresaw a likely veto.
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