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Sarkozy dan Obama Nampaknya Sepakat bahwa Netanyahu itu Nyebelin dan Tukang Bohong

November 10, 2011

Ada kejadian menarik saat berlangsungnya pertemuan negara-negara G-20 di Cannes, Perancis.Insiden ini terjadi saat Presiden Perancis Nicolas Sarkozy sedang melakukan pembicaraan pribadi dengan Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama. Mereka tidak menyadari bahwa mikrofon di dalam ruang pertemuan itu dalam keadaan menyala, sehingga bisa didengar oleh reporter yang berada di ruang yang berbeda.😀

Dalam pembicaraan tersebut, Sarkozy mengungkapkan kekesalannya kepada Netanyahu kepada Obama.Sarkozy berkata, “Saya nggak tahan dengan Netanyahu, dia tukang bohong …”

Obama menjawab, “Anda merasa muak dengannya, tapi saya bahkan harus berurusan lebih sering dengannya dibanding anda …”

Percakapan itu pada mulanya tidak dilaporkan oleh para reporter yang meliput karena bersifat pribadi dan off the record. Namun komentar-komentar muncul di website-website Perancis dan bisa dikonfirmasikan kebenarannya oleh Reuters …

Juru bicara gedung putih Jay Carney menolak mengomentari insiden percakapan ini.Hal yang sama juga dilakukan oleh kantor Perddana Menteri Israel …

Berikut kutipan beritanya … :

Sarkozy tells Obama Netanyahu is a “liar”

(Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

The technical gaffe is likely to cause great embarrassment to all three leaders as they look to work together to intensify international pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

The conversation was not initially reported by the small group of journalists who overheard it because it was considered private and off-the-record. But the comments have since emerged on French websites and can be confirmed by Reuters.

White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on the conversation when asked by reporters traveling with Obama to an event in Philadelphia.

Obama’s apparent failure to defend Netanyahu is likely to be leapt on by his Republican foes, who are looking to unseat him in next year’s presidential election and have portrayed him as hostile to Israel, Washington’s closest ally in the region.

Pushing Netanyahu risks alienating Israel’s strong base of support among the U.S. public and in Congress.

Netanyahu’s office declined immediate comment.

Obama and Netanyahu have had a rocky relationship as U.S. efforts to broker a Middle East peace deal have foundered, with the U.S. president openly criticising Jewish settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.

It was unclear why exactly Sarkozy had criticised Netanyahu. However, European diplomats have largely blamed Israel for the breakdown in peace talks and have expressed anger over Netanyahu’s approval of large-scale settlement building.

PALESTINIAN WORRIES

During their bilateral meeting on Nov. 3, on the sidelines of the Cannes summit, Obama criticised Sarkozy’s surprise decision to vote in favour of a Palestinian request for membership of the U.N. cultural heritage agency UNESCO.

“I didn’t appreciate your way of presenting things over the Palestinian membership of UNESCO. It weakened us. You should have consulted us, but that is now behind us,” Obama was quoted as saying.

The Oct. 31 UNESCO vote marked a success for the Palestinians in their broader thrust for recognition as a sovereign state in the U.N. system — a unilateral initiative fiercely opposed by Israel and the United States.

As a result of the vote, Washington was compelled to halt its funding for UNESCO under a 1990s law that prohibits Washington from giving money to any U.N. body that grants membership to groups that do not have full, legal statehood.

Obama told Sarkozy that he was worried about the impact if Washington had to pull funding from other U.N. bodies such as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation and the IAEA nuclear watchdog if the Palestinians gained membership there.

“You have to pass the message along to the Palestinians that they must stop this immediately,” Obama said.

The day the conversation took place, the Palestinians announced that they would not seek membership of any other U.N. agency.

Sarkozy confirmed that France would not take any unilateral decisions when the U.N. Security Council discusses a Palestinian membership request, a debate expected later this month.

“I am with you on that,” Obama replied.

(Writing by Crispian Balmer)

Beritanya dapat dibaca di : Reuters

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