US made serious mistake in blocking Palestinian pick for Libya: UN

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Washington made a “serious mistake” by blocking a former Palestinian Prime Minister from heading the global body’s political mission in Libya.  “I believe that it’s essential for everybody to understand that people serving the UN are serving in their personal capacities. They don’t represent a country or a government.” Last week, the United States blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to lead the UN mission in Libya in a move intended to reassure the Tel Aviv regime of the new US administration’s support for Israel.
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