Tuesday, August 26, 2008

U.N. Envoy Rebuked For Solo Diplomacy

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was once again scolded by senior State Department officials for diplomatic freelancing, but he appears likely to keep his job in the Bush administration's waning months, U.S. officials said yesterday.

State Department spokesman Robert A. Wood said yesterday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice retains "full confidence" in Khalilzad, who is known as "Zal" in diplomatic circles. Another U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, put it more bluntly: "Zal can do no wrong. The vice president is growing weary of his unpredictability, but the president thinks he's still a rock star."
U.N. Envoy’s Ties to Pakistani Are Questioned -- nytimes
Zalmay Khalilzad angers US over contact with Asif Ali Zardari ..., Time


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