Saturday, December 11, 2004

Xinhua - English

Xinhua - English: "Iran writes to Annan to show support

www.chinaview.cn 2004-12-11 15:38:20

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Thursday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, voicing his support for Annan's continuance in

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Thursday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, voicing his support for Annan's continuance in office, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. (file photo)

office, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

In his letter, Khatami praised the secretary-general's "wise leadership and firm commitment" to the UN Charter, saying he believed the ongoing moves by some powers in the UN to oust Annan were politically motivated and would fail to tarnish Annan's image as a human rights defender.

Khatami further expressed hope that Annan would hold his position and never hesitate to carry on with his "noble work and responsibilities toward materializing the ideals for which this universal organization was established."

Kofi Annan's son, Kojo Annan, has been allegedly involved in a scandal of the now-defunct oil-for-food program.

The United States has asked Annan to resign, while many other countries have expressed support to him. Enditem"

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