Liberman thanks Kerry for support in UN

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry overnight, thanking him for his “unbridled support” for Israel at yesterday’s Security Council session.

Liberman thanks the US diplomat for working with Jerusalem to prevent the council from passing a binding resolution against Israel.

The foreign minister also warns Kerry that the Palestinians’ announcement in Cairo that they will not commit to the extension of the 72-hour ceasefire currently in place is “an act of extortion,” stressing that Israel is “prepared for every eventuality.”

He adds that Israel is not interested in an escalation with Turkey, but warned that Israel will not stay silent in the face of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “tongue-lashing” for much longer.

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