Report: Netanyahu Working to Block Obama Bid for U.N. Secretary-General
According to the Al Jarida report, President Obama wants to be appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations after he leaves the White House, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to thwart his ambitions.
Al Jarida has Netanyahu exclaiming, “Is it not enough that we have had to live through eight years of Obama’s rule, in which he ignored Israel? Now he wants to be in a position to cause us difficulty in the international arenas?”
Netanyahu also reportedly complained about President Obama’s “closeness to the Muslim Brotherhood, the toppling of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt, and attempts to forge alliances with political Islam,” as well as the President’s nuclear deal with Iran, according to an Israeli source.
Netanyahu is said to have compared the likely outcome of the Iranian nuclear deal with the current consternation over North Korea’s claimed development of a hydrogen bomb.
The Washington Times adds a quote from a Netanyau aide who ostensibly told the Kuwaiti paper his boss exclaimed, “Obama is the worst president Israel has had to deal with and the worst president for the Middle East and its allies, the moderate Arab states.”