Tu­nisia fires U.N. en­voy

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

TU­NIS, Tu­nisia — Tu­nisia’s am­bas­sador to the U.N. has been abruptly called home and fired for lack of con­sul­ta­tion on a Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion he helped draft responding to the U.S. Mid­dle East peace ini­tia­tive, author­i­ties said Fri­day.

Mon­cef Baati was faulted for an “ab­sence of co­or­di­na­tion and con­sul­ta­tion” with the for­eign min­istry and with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Arab and Is­lamic coun­tries at the United Na­tions, the of­fi­cial TAP news agency quoted the Tu­nisian pres­i­dent’s of­fice as say­ing.

Baati’s dis­missal raised ques­tions as to whether the draft res­o­lu­tion had gone too far in coun­ter­ing the U.S., a long-time ally of Tu­nisia — even though the Tu­nisian pres­i­dent lam­basted the peace plan just a week ago.

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