Abbas Seeks to Oust PA's UN Observer

(Ha'aretz) - Shlomo Shamir Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Nabil Sha'ath are trying to force the removal of the PLO observer at the UN, Nasser al-Kidwa, a nephew of Yasser Arafat. Abbas plans to take part in the UN General Assembly, according to reliable sources in New York. In an embarrassing diplomatic incident last week, al-Kidwa called Terje Larsen, the secretary general's envoy to the Middle East, "an Israeli spy" after he had delivered a report to the security council in which Israel came across in a positive light.

2003-05-27 00:00:00

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