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|The United States has warned European governments against supporting a Palestinian bid for enhanced status at the United Nations, saying such a move 'would be extremely counterproductive' and threatening 'significant negative consequences' for the Palestinian Authority, including financial sanctions. A US memorandum, seen by the Guardian, said Palestinian statehood 'can only be achieved via direct negotiations with the Israelis' and urged European governments 'to support [American] efforts' to block the bid.|
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