By John Lee.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said that the Trump administration's decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the U.N. political mission in Libya was "a serious mistake."
Washington blocked the proposed appointment of Salam Fayyad saying t said it was acting to support Israel.
Associated Press quotes Guterres as saying at the Munich Security Conference:
"I believe that it's essential for everybody to understand that people serving the U.N. are serving in their personal capacities. They don't represent a country or a government ... [Fayyad] was the right person in the right place at the right time."