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>> It is unfortunate.
CROSSTAL
]>> Longtime diplomats outraged by the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley's objections to a Palestinian leading the UN mission to Libya. The United States disapproving of former Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad for the job, someone who had the support of UN Secretary General.
00:00:17
The reason? Haley said, quote, for too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel. Haley adding that the US, quote, does not currently recognize a Palestinian State or support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations.
00:00:33
Many in the diplomatic community interpreted this to mean Fayyad was rejected simply because he's Palestinian. Even the post has nothing to do with Israel. Former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro deeming the move a quote, farce, ridiculous and quote, stunningly dumb, calling Fayyad decent, smart, honest, ethical. Former Obama UN Ambassador Susan Rice calling the statement quote, ignorant, offensive and counter productive.
00:00:59
Adding, Fayyad is quote, first rate. A Texas-educated former IMF official, Fayyad was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013. He had earned the praise in the international community for his efforts to crack down on corruption and build effective Palestinian public institutions. A spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres saying the situation should be corrected.
00:01:22
It's unclear in Haley's statement ends Fayyad's candidacy.>> We're gonna see a change in the way we