Diplomatic Row between UN and USA

AZG Armenian Daily #107, 10/06/2006



John Bolton, USA permanent representative to UN, criticized the
statement by Malloch Brown, assistant of the UN Secretary general, who
said that the US administration doesn’t protect UN from criticism and
uses this international organization as a diplomatic tool.

Bolton called this statement “a very serious mistake” and demanded
from the UN Secretary General to restrain his assistant. This
diplomatic dispute reflects the tension that emerged between USA and
UN long ago. Reuters reported that the disputes were caused by the
current financial problems of the UN.

Already in late June, the UN sources will be ran out, while USA stops
to make the budget payments, if no considerable progress is achieved
in the USA-UN relations.

Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, supported the statement of his
assistant in the course of the New York Press conference. Then, Brown
held speech and called for the American people to support the
international organization. At the same time, he expressed
bewilderment how they could comment his statement as “an anti-American

By Petros Keshishian

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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