UN Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze:
Do it again and I’ll write a letter!
Is there any wonder why tin horn potentates view the UN as just a grab bag for their own aggrandizement? Read the article and check out the highly ‘nuanced’ language by the UN director. It’s bound to send shivers down the Gaddafi’s spine. Besides, what’s so new about Arab/Muslim leaders calling for jihad against the West? The UN gives Ahmadinejad a platform whenever he’s in town, for his calls of the same against the Jewish state of Israel. KGS
(GENEVA) – The United Nations and European Union rallied behind Switzerland Friday after Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s call for jihad against the country, with a top UN official branding the move unacceptable.
While Switzerland maintained a studied silence to prevent strained ties with Libya from plunging further, others said the declaration was unacceptable.
“I believe that such declarations on the part of the head of state are inadmissible in international relations,” said UN Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze, when asked by journalists about one state calling for holy war on another.
“I’m not even talking about actions,” he added.
The spokesman for the EU’s foreign affairs chief termed Kadhafi’s call “unfortunate.”
“If these reports are correct… (they) come at an unfortunate moment when the European Union is working closely with Switzerland trying to reach a diplomatic solution” to a long-running battle between the two countries, said Lutz Guellner, spokesman for EU high representative Catherine Ashton.
France also called Kadhafi’s statement “unacceptable” and urged both countries to settle their differences through diplomacy.