January 22, 2014

How Iran Played the UN -- and Drove the U.S. Nuts

Lynch & Hudson, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently undertook one of the most sensitive diplomatic initiatives of his U.N. career: spearheading a plan to secure Iranian support for a political transition in Syria aimed at pushing Tehran's long time ally, President Bashar al-Assad, from power. But that plan backfired, despite America's backing. And now, even Ban's own aides are admitting that their boss was played.

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TAGGED: UN, United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Middle East, Geneva II, Syria, Iran

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