Lavrov: Obama 'intended to impose' Israeli-Palestinian resolution

Speaking before leaving for New York, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reveals what the US alledgly intended to do in 2016.

September 24, 2018 17:41
Former US President Barack Obama delivers a speech

Former US President Barack Obama delivers a speech. (photo credit: DARIO AYALA / REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that former US president Barak Obama intended to force Israel into a resolution regarding settlements in 2016, Sputnik News reports on Monday.

According to Lavrov, the US sought to impose "artificial parameters and the outcome of negotiations."

"Russia did not support this initiative," he claimed,as it believed it would have no real impact.

Russia also didn't wish to be seen as aiding the Obama administration in locking the upcoming Trump administration into a fixed binding position, he said.

The Russian position in December 2016, he said, was that conditions for direct negotiations between the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority need to be established. 

Lavrov is flying to New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

PALESTINIANS TAKE PART in a protest last week marking Nakba Day, east of Gaza City.
July 20, 2019
97 injured in Gaza border protests


Cookie Settings