Lieberman to UN: Forget Israel, focus on Syria
Israeli Defence Minster Avigdor Lieberman [file photo]
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned the UN that it risks becoming “irrelevant” in a meeting yesterday with the ambassadors of 13 countries.
“What has been happening these past ten years regarding global security is very troubling. The UN, like other international bodies, has been unable to solve these problems, and is becoming less and less relevant on the international stage,” Lieberman told the ambassadors.
He blasted the UN for passing a series of so called “anti-Israel” resolutions, and condemned two documents adopted by two UNESCO committees of resolutions that highlight the multi-religious significance of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
The controversial minister then began to condemn the UN for failing to contain North Korea’s nuclear programme and failing to deal with the war in Syria. He demanded that the UN deterred its energy from condemning Israel to focusing on other parts of the Middle East and Africa “where hundreds of people are killed on a daily basis,” which should “concern everyone”.
Lieberman yesterday met with the UN ambassadors of Canada, Russia, India, Italy, Ukraine, Senegal, Singapore, Rwanda, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Argentina
(Source / 02.12.2016)