One of Tony Blair's former ministers, Clare Snow, has alleged that the British government was spying on Kofi Annan during the period leading up to the Iraq war. Here are some of the UN's responses:
"We would be disappointed if this were true."
"We're throwing down a red flag and saying that if this is true, please stop it,"
"The secretary-general therefore would want this practice stopped, if indeed it exists."
Please stop illegally spying on the Secretary General and thus placing all international relations into jeopardy. Pretty please! With sugar on top! And a cherry!
New York Times