Iraq

Annan to consult with Council on Iraq Monitoring Chief

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY FRED ECKHARD
SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK
In response to questions about an article in The Financial Times that mentioned the names of two candidates for the post of Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Inspection and Verification Commission (UNMOVIC), the Spokesman said that it was "not accurate" to suggest that only two names have been submitted to the Security Council.

Eckhard reiterated that the Secretary-General expects to announce the appointment of the UNMOVIC Chairman on Friday, and will consult with Security Council members on the remaining names of candidates. "There are more than two," he said.
Because the issue is unresolved, he added, it remained difficult to say how the announcement will be made on Friday.