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Annan chief of staff slams US for not playing by international rules

[JURIST] In a commencement address at Pace Law School [official website] Sunday, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's Chef de Cabinet Mark Malloch Brown [UN biography] referred to the US as an "ungainly giant" that prefers to play by its own rules rather than those of the international community. He also pointed to US opposition to the International Criminal Court [official website] and the Kyoto treaty [text] as evidence of its increasing isolation. Malloch Brown's unusually strong statements come as Annan has struck back at opponents who have criticized the UN and his involvement in the oil-for-food scandal [JURIST news archive]. AP has more.

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