UN Takes Abbas' Side Against Lieberman
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's remarks Monday criticizing Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas were "deeply troubling," according to UN spokesman Richard Miron.
Miron, spokesman for UN Special Envoy for the Peace Process Robert Serry, told the PA-based Ma'an news agency that Lieberman's statement "appears to be an attempt to delegitimize President Abbas."
Lieberman labeled Abbas “the biggest obstacle to an agreement between the Palestinian Authority and us." He said that Abbas fears a fate similar to that of fallen dictators Mubarak and Qaddafi, and that if he does meet such a fate, this would be "a blessing" because "anyone who follows him would be better."