Palestinian resolution defeated in UN Security Council vote

 The UN Security Council failed Tuesday to adopt a resolution on Palestinian statehood by a vote of eight to two, with five abstentions.

AFP| Updated: Dec 31, 2014, 09:50 AM IST

United nations: The UN Security Council failed Tuesday to adopt a resolution on Palestinian statehood by a vote of eight to two, with five abstentions.

France, China and Russia were among the countries that supported the text setting a 12-month deadline for negotiations on a final peace deal with Israel. 

Australia and the United States voted against.