UN staff rebuked


Staff ignored threats in Iraq before the blast that killed 22 people, he said.

Mr Annan chastised his deputy, Louise Frechette, who chaired a steering group on Iraq when the UN decided last May its staff could return to the country after the war.

She gave her resignation, which was rejected.

Mr Annan singled out Tun Myat, the UN security coordinator, who was asked to resign and did so.

A report says Mr Myat and others seemed blinded by a belief the UN was not a target in Iraq despite alerts.