Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Tuesday, February 24, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: The U.S. and the Legality of War
1998-02-24

Kofi Annan, the United Nations and the Iraq Deal

download:   Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

After announcing a peace deal between UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, the public address system at U.N. headquarters in New York began to crackle with another announcement. U.N. staff were diplomatically told that the U.N. chief would be returning today from Baghdad and encouraged staffers to turn out and cheer the Secretary General.

Indeed, out of all the players in the Iraq crisis, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has emerged triumphant. But who is this man?

Guests:

  • Farhan Haq, a reporter who covers the United Nations for Inter Press Service Third World News Agency.
  • Phyllis Bennis, a fellow with the Institute for Policy Research based in Washington, DC. She is the author of ??Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates

Related Link:


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.