Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

CONTACT: Kirsti Garlock, 202 225-5021, May 16, 2006

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Hyde Comments on United Nations Deputy Secretary-General’s Criticism of United States 

            (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, commented today on the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General’s unfair critique of U.S. policy regarding the United Nations: 

                        Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown has unfortunately misinterpreted United States objectives at the United Nations.  U.S. insistence on reform is a recognition of the U.N.’s global importance.  Linking U.S. contributions to the U.N. with essential U.N. reforms is not ‘unchecked U.N.-bashing and stereotyping,’ but an effort to induce reforms that will allow the United Nations to serve its invaluable function.  The reforms we support are reforms that the Deputy Secretary-General himself acknowledged are essential.

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