The UN Security Council will meet Monday afternoon to discuss a request by the Palestinians to admit the state of Palestine as a full UN member, the council’s current president, Lebanon’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nawaf Salam, told reporters on Friday.

Salam also told reporters he had handed over the Palestinian application to the 14 other members of the Security Council

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has handed the request to Salam just hours after it was submitted by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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