UN Chief Demands Report Slandering Israel As ‘Apartheid Regime’ Be Removed from Website

Future General Secretary of Union Nation António Guterres gives a speech in Ministery of Foreign Affairs in Lisbon. October 7th, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal (Photo: Gonçalo Silva). *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field *** (Sipa via AP Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres requested the removal of a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the website of the UN body that published it, Reuters reported Friday, citing an unnamed official in the international body.

Guterres had previously distanced himself from the report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which is comprised of 18 Arab countries.

The report was still available online Friday morning US-time, but was later removed. The United States on Wednesday had demanded that the report be withdrawn altogether.

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