Security Council Approves South Korean as U.N. Chief
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 9 â The Security Council on Monday officially nominated Ban Ki-moon, the foreign minister of South Korea, to become the next secretary general of the United Nations, essentially assuring him the post.
While Mr. Ban said it was an honor for him and his country, he noted that North Koreaâs announcement of a nuclear test cast a shadow on his nomination.
âThis should be a moment of joy, but instead I stand here with a very heavy heart,â Mr. Ban said in a news conference in Seoul. âDespite the concerted warning from the international community, North Korea has gone ahead with a nuclear test.â...