Tunisia Sacks UN Ambassador for Opposing U.S. Peace Plan

(Foreign Policy) Colum Lynch - On Thursday, Tunisia's UN ambassador, Moncef Baati, was abruptly summoned home after leading diplomatic negotiations on a Palestinian draft Security Council resolution declaring the U.S. Middle East peace plan in breach of international law. Two diplomats said they understood Tunisia's newly elected President Kais Saied had fired Baati as part of an effort to head off a major rift in relations with the U.S. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said, "Tunisia's ambassador to the United Nations has been dismissed for purely professional reasons concerning his...lack of coordination with the ministry on important matters under discussion at the UN."

2020-02-10 00:00:00

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