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Friday, October 19, 2007

UN springs into action: 'Takes action' against interpreter

The UN announced this evening that it is going to 'take action' against the interpreter who was responsible for 'mistranslating' a speech by the Syrian ambassador to the UN to the UN disarmament commission in which the ambassador 'admitted' that Israel destroyed a nuclear facility in Syria on September 6:
The United Nations said Thursday action would be taken against the interpreter responsible for an erroneous report that Syria has a nuclear facility.

Syria denied that one of its representatives told the UN General Assembly's committee that deals with disarmament on Tuesday that Israel had attacked a Syrian nuclear facility. It said the representative was misquoted, demanded a correction, and insisted that "such facilities do not exist in Syria."

After more than seven hours of investigation Wednesday, UN officials agreed the Syrian delegate was misquoted. "There was an interpretation error," UN associate spokesman Farhan Haq said. "There was no use of the word nuclear."

The UN expressed regret for the incident.
Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt.


At 3:35 PM, Blogger Karridine said...

"Syrian spokesperson was 'misquoted' and his words 'mistranslated' by a full-time, qualified, professional interpreter...

...so the Syrian's words proved embarrassing, therefore we must SHOOT the interpreter!"

"Yes, Ahmed, that is just and fair."


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