Austrian Defense Minister calls Liberman 'unbearable'

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May 19, 2012 22:58

Austria's Defense Minister Norbert Darabos called Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman "unbearable" in an interview published Saturday, downplayed the Iranian threat, and accused Israel of using that threat – and the Palestinian issue – to divert attention from domestic woes.

"Mr. Liberman is unbearable for me as a member of the Israeli government," Darabos said in an interview published Saturday on the website of the Austrian daily Die Presse. Saying that Israeli policies overall were difficult for him, Darabos said he was glad Kadima entered the government because it could "mitigate radicalization."

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