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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:10 PM
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LAT: U.N. Officially Taps South Korean As Next Leader
U.N. Taps South Korean As Next Leader
October 9, 2006

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council officially nominated South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on Monday as the next secretary-general, and he said he would work to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Under the U.N. Charter, the 15-member Security Council makes a recommendation for the next secretary-general to the 192-member General Assembly, which must give final approval....

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In Seoul, Ban expressed gratitude for being nominated and said he would work to resolve the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program after the communist country conducted an unprecedented atomic test.

If appointed to the top job at the global body, Ban said he would "contribute as much as I can to the resolution of all kinds of problems including the North Korean nuclear issue that may threaten international peace and security."

Ban was nominated by the U.N. Security Council to succeed Kofi Annan, whose term expires at the end of the year. He faces likely confirmation for the job by the U.N. General Assembly.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/ats-ap_top...
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:11 PM
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1. isn't this the guy a couple countries were
hesitant about because he's too weak?
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crikkett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:15 PM
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2. well he'll undergo trial-by-fire now
since N.Korea is such a big deal at the moment.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:30 PM
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3. He's a Moonie according to some here...
Which could be why the Bushistas have not raised holy hell.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:38 PM
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4. Bolton likes him. n/t
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