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US blocks appointment of former Palestinian PM as UN envoy to Libya | GulfNews.com

11.2.17

US blocks appointment of former Palestinian PM as UN envoy to Libya | GulfNews.com: The UN chief had given the council until late Friday to consider the choice, and the US came forward to raise objections.

Fayyad, 64, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013, and also served as finance minister twice.

He had been tapped to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been the Libya envoy since November 2015.

US President Donald Trump and Haley have criticised the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli colony building.

Bolivia raised objections to the statement, saying it should include a reference to the UN resolution condemning colonies that also denounces violence.


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