Despite his dismay over the hate filled statements of Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kofi Annan will not be going to Iran during his trip through the Middle East and Asia this month.
Iran has gotten away with calling for the destruction of another nation and the only result has been the obligatory indignation of a few world leaders. Where was the outrage in our Congress?
And here's the feeble, weak-kneed pass by the great United Nations.
“The secretary-general and the Iranian government have mutually agreed that this is not an appropriate time for him to travel to Iran,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
“In light of the ongoing controversy, it would have been difficult to advance the agenda that he had wanted to discuss with the Iranian leadership,” Dujarric said.
But, in Tehran, a foreign ministry source had a different story, contending it was Iran, not Annan, who wanted the trip rescheduled “to a more appropriate time in the future,” the official news agency Irna reported. It said comments made by Annan on Thursday were “under the influence of American officials and were not interpreted well in Tehran.”
Before embarking on his trip to the Middle East, Annan will visit Paris for a meeting with French President Jacques Chirac tomorrow. They can discuss exile possibilities for Jacques once the Muslims drive him out of France. From there, he will go to Saudi Arabia,Egypt, Tunisia and Pakistan.