UN to Ahmadinejad: Shut Up. - Page 2
This is exactly what happened last year when Libyan leader Omar Khadafy’s interpreter shouted into his microphone, “I just can’t take it anymore.” But this guy was no UN interpreter, just someone Khadafy had brought with him. Afterwards, the UN’s Arabic section chief, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, took over and finished up.
Granted, Farsi isn’t an official UN language, so resources are more limited, but it is very strange that the plug was pulled mid-way through. I wish I had been in the booth. (If you were, call me.)
The following day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "I strongly condemn the comments made yesterday by a leader of a delegation that called into question the cause of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on US soil. It is unacceptable for the platform of the General Assembly of the United Nations to be misused in this way."
Perhaps it was the Secretary-General himself who tripped over the plug that kept the Ahmadinejad feed live?