In his sharpest comments, Ban said Iran’s call for Israel’s destruction and its dismissal of the Nazi Holocaust were “unacceptable” — and he called on all countries to respect “both in rhetoric and practice” that it is not acceptable to call for the elimination of any state or people.
Senior officials at the United Nations expressed despair yesterday at the prospect of Kofi Annan being succeeded as secretary general by Ban Ki-moon, the South Korean foreign minister.
So far so good. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a UN that opposed nations and peoples bent on wiping others off the map? And I consider it quite a good recommendation to be disliked by current senior officials at the UN. I hope he can help the UN to get there.