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Kofi Annan, the United Nations and the Iraq Deal

StoryFebruary 24, 1998
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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

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