May 16, 2001 |
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin held talks in the Kremlin, touching on conflicts in the Middle East and the Balkans as well as U.N. sanctions on Iraq. "We agreed that in this interdependent world we need the United Nations more than ever," Annan told reporters after more than an hour of what he called "good and useful" talks with Putin, Foreign Minister Igor S. Ivanov and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov.
January 25, 2002 |
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and called for talks between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue and avert another crisis. Annan, who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan, said ending the immediate crisis--a major military buildup along the shared border--was not enough. He called for a "sustained and determined action against extremist groups . . .
April 24, 2001 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a youth magazine he considers former South African President Nelson Mandela and French President Jacques Chirac the most humorous world leaders he has met. In an interview published in the May issue of Nickelodeon magazine, Annan was asked which world leader had the best sense of humor. "Nelson Mandela has a good sense of humor. And so does Jacques Chirac," he replied.
August 7, 2002 |
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Iraq on Tuesday that the organization's chief weapons inspector could go to Baghdad for talks only if discussions focused on practical arrangements for inspections, which have been barred for nearly four years. Though Annan did not turn down Iraq's invitation for chief inspector Hans Blix to visit, he listed U.N.
March 22, 2001 |
It's the worst-kept secret at the United Nations: Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to seek another five-year term. After months of speculation, he is expected to make it official at a news conference today, diplomats say. When asked Wednesday about the topic for the news briefing, U.N.
April 21, 2004 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Tuesday for a broad new U.N. mission in Haiti that would include 6,700 troops and more than 1,600 international police as well as experts to help turn the Caribbean nation into "a functioning democracy." The U.N. military contingent would replace the 3,600-strong U.S.-led multinational force sent to bring stability after a three-week rebellion ousted Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, in February.
May 31, 1998 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan approved Baghdad's plan for distributing food and medicine purchased under the oil-for-food plan, paving the way for Iraq to export as much as $5.2 billion worth of oil over the next six months. Annan's approval of the distribution plan was the last major hurdle to be cleared before the next phase of the sales plan could begin. The current phase expires Tuesday. U.N.
January 1, 2003 |
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday that there was no argument for a U.S. strike against Iraq before weapons inspectors report on their mission. Annan said Iraq was cooperating with arms inspectors and he saw no need for military action until the inspectors -- searching Iraq for suspected biological, chemical or nuclear weapons programs -- report to the Security Council by Jan. 27. U.N.
August 6, 2003 |
Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to recognize Iraq's new governing council as a step toward the formation of a true government. He also said the Security Council should establish a U.N. mission in Iraq, and he chided the members for failing to say anything about the Iraqi council after three of its members addressed the U.N. panel in July.
September 26, 2003 |
A high-profile national broadcaster, under fire for using racist epithets to describe U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, was forced off the air by a bomb threat. Police evacuated the Auckland radio studio of NewstalkZB 15 minutes before Paul Holmes' breakfast news and talk show was to end. Holmes apologized after his Wednesday comments and insisted he was not a racist. "I should not have said what I did. It was tongue-in-cheek.