Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Sarkozy and Netanyahu will probably not be exchanging Xmas cards then

Just when you think it couldn't get any worse for the French president it does.

Nicolas Sarkozy has been caught calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in a private conversation with President Obama overheard by journalists.

It came after the two leaders appeared together at a news conference during a G20 summit meeting in Cannes last Thursday, they retired to a room for what they thought was a private conversation.

The report on this website says that Obama chided Mr. Sarkozy for not warning him that France would vote to admit the Palestinians into UNESCO.

The two men began discussing the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I cannot stand him,” Mr. Sarkozy was quoted as saying. “He is a liar.”

Mr. Obama is reported to have replied, “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

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