Annan rejects calls to step down

by on December 8th, 2004

NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday rejected a new spate of calls in the U.S. Congress for his resignation over the oil-for-food scandal that permitted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to undermine U.S. anti-terrorism efforts at the United Nations.

“I have quite a lot of work to do, and I’m carrying on with my work,” he told reporters prior to his monthly luncheon with the U.N. Security Council.

“We have a major agenda next year, and the year ahead, trying to reform this organization. So we’ll carry on,” said Mr. Annan, who has two years remaining in his term as the top U.N. diplomat.

Etalkinghead Staff