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Obama aide: UN vote no ambush, we warned Israel on settlements

Ben Rhodes, a senior aide to President Barack Obama, rejects claims that the US “ambushed” Israel by abstaining in Friday’s UN vote on settlements.

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (Photo credit: screenshot/CNN)
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (Photo credit: screenshot/CNN)

“By definition it’s not an ambush when Obama and [John] Kerry have been saying that Israeli settlement activity was making a two-state solution unachievable,” Rhodes, who serves as a deputy national security adviser, tells Channel 2 television.

He adds that the Obama administration warned Israel that if this state of affairs continued, “we could see further international steps against settlement activity.”

 

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