Tuesday 16 January 2018

UN drunk has rant at leader Ban Ki-moon

China's top-ranking UN diplomat embarked on a drunken rant against Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, telling his boss during a toast that he had "never liked" him, and adding for good measure that he did not like Americans either.

The outburst by Sha Zukang (62) at a retreat for UN officials in Austria left officials cringing in embarrassment.

"I know you never liked me Mr Secretary General -- well, I never liked you, either," said Mr Sha as Mr Ban looked on. Later in his impromptu speech, Mr Sha turned to an American colleague. "I really don't like him: he's an American and I really don't like Americans," he said.

He reportedly apologised to Mr Ban the next morning.

Irish Independent

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