Thursday, June 18, 2020

Flynn transcript supports report that Obama Was Ready To Stab Israel On His Way Out the Door but Russia Stopped it!

Russia did not support a UN Security Council Resolution the Obama administration considered pushing to force parameters for a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinians, recently declassified phone conversations between US President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn and Russia's ambassador to the US at the time Sergey Kislyak indicate.
The US and Russia denied reports that in December 2016, soon after then-US president Barack Obama allowed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement activity to pass, he pushed a second resolution that would be damaging to Israel. 

The resolution passed because the US abstained, as opposed to its usual veto.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended up convincing Russian President Vladimir Putin to threaten a veto. The resolution was never actually submitted to the UNSC, because it had no chance of passing.
However, the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts declassified late last month, indicated that the story of Putin’s veto of a second Obama-backed resolution – first reported in Israel Hayom this week and further developed by The Jerusalem Post – is, in fact true.
Netanyahu enlisted then-president-elect Donald Trump and his staff to try to block Resolution 2334, and during those efforts, an Israeli source told the Post this week, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon found out that a second resolution was on the way.

The resolution would have forced parameters for a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinians, including a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders, and was “more like what the Palestinians want and very far from the Trump plan,” the source said. Netanyahu once again appealed to Trump’s team, as well as to Moscow.
The transcripts show that on December 29, 2016, days after Resolution 2334 passed, Kislyak called Flynn.

"Since you were interested in the issue of the Middle East and you called me on that issue," the ambassador said, "we wanted to convey to you and through you to the president-elect that we have significant reservations about the idea of adopting now the principles for the Middle East that our American colleagues are pushing for."
Kislyak added: "So we are not going to support it in the quartet or in the Security Council, and we have conveyed [that] to our American colleagues."
The ambassador reiterated: "It's not something that we - Russia - are going to support."
Flynn responded: "Okay, that's good."
Kislyak said that Russia was taking into account that US policies may change under President Donald Trump and that their Middle East staff was interested in speaking with Trump's advisers on the matter.
Later in the conversation, Flynn said: "I appreciate very much the reservations about the current administration's position on the Middle East. That does not do anybody any good right now with...the situation with Hamas and the Palestinian situation. I mean, we'll come up with a solution that's good for everybody."
Kislyak explained that Russian reservations were more about the process than the content of the American proposal: "You cannot just create facts on the ground that are not going to be implemented afterwards."
Flynn said, "Now remember, ambassador, you're not talking to a diplomat; you're talking to a soldier, so I'm a very practical guy, and it's about solutions."
Flynn and Kislyak discussed Syria in the same conversation, and Flynn asked Russia not to respond too strongly to a US crackdown on cybersecurity matters.
Netanyahu hinted at the story of Putin’s veto in an election rally in Ma’aleh Adumim in February, but a clearer picture came out of the Israel Hayom article this week, which said the prime minister told the full story “in a closed meeting” this week.

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