And really, what difference would it make if a radical Islamic jihadist were Secretary General (and yes, that is what he is), given the state of the UN today? From DPA, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
TEHERAN – Iran plans to propose President Mohammad Khatami as a candidate for secretary general of the United Nations to succeed Kofi Annan, the news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
Former Iranian vice-president Hassan Ghaffuri-Fard told IRNA the proposal was raised during a political forum in China and welcomed by most of the Asian officials at the meeting.
What do you think Secretary General Khatami would do about this problem? From UPI, :
Tehran, Iran, Sep. 17 (UPI) — Influential Iran cleric Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Friday said his country would reject any international ban on enriching uranium.
The Iranian News Agency, IRNA, quoted Rafsanjani as saying “we cannot accept any decision calling on Iran to suspend the process of enriching uranium.”
Rafsanjani, president for two terms from 1989-97 and currently chairman of the powerful Expediency Council, warned if the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, ruled against Iran’s nuclear programs “it will be defying its mission and should be condemned.”