President Obama used his speech to the United Nations general assembly Wednesday to try to convince Palestinians to put off plans for statehood.
He met face to face with the Palestinian president, making it clear he doesn't want the country to ask for statehood when addressing the U.N. Friday, saying there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the Middle East.
President Obama says he does support a Palestinian state, but only one that results from negotiations.
The Palestinian president is still expected to push for statehood, but the U.S. is threatening to use its veto in the security council vote. A resolution in that council needs nine votes to pass.