Wednesday at the White House press briefing, National Security Adviser John Bolton shut down a reporter who took issue with Bolton addressing Palestine as a “so-called state.”
The reporter asked Bolton if that sort of language was “productive.”
“It’s accurate,” Bolton replied.
John Bolton upset a reporter by noting that "Palestine" is not an official state, which is *squints at notes* correct. pic.twitter.com/AJ9Y8Azgfk
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) October 3, 2018
“It is not a state,” Bolton added.
“It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s not a state,” Bolton said.
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