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Before UNGA Pompeo Speaks on Corruption in Guinea While SG Guterres Bans Press For Cameroon

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, CJR Letter PFT

UN GATE, Sept 13 – While UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sides with dictators throughout Francophone Africa, from Paul Biya in Cameroon, to Gabon and Togo, while banning Inner City Press for the 437th day, on September 13 from the US, this: "The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎  Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Guinean President Alpha Conde today in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States-Guinea bilateral relationship, expressed the United States’ readiness to work with Guinea to improve its business climate and noted that U.S. companies seek an environment where the rule of law ensures transparency and limits corruption. The Secretary discussed the upcoming elections in Guinea with President Conde, and conveyed the United States’ strong support for regular, democratic transitions of power, which yield more accountability, stronger institutions, and less corruption."

  So the US speak on corruption, while Guterres embodies it. We'll have more on this - even while banned from entering to cover UNGA74 by Guterres and his Melissa Fleming.

 Now from the US State Department's spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, this: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎   Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the margins of the high-level event hosted by the Polish Mission to the United Nations on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Challenges to Peace and Security in the Middle East.”  The Secretary engaged the Secretary-General on a range of issues, including Iranian malign activity, the Afghan peace process, terrorism in Africa, and the Secretary-General’s Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate attacks on both de-conflicted and UN-supported facilities in northwest Syria." Even still banned by corrupt pro-China censor Guterres, and with Guterres already leaving town again to France, Inner City Press will have more on this. And this:

 Saunders was the UN official who oversaw the roughing up of Inner City Press on 3 July 2018, video here. A few short days later he came across First Avenue and told Inner City Press to be careful about the articles it had been writing. He is a censor, an appropriate representative of the corrupt Guterres to one of the many agencies Guterres is destroying, helped along now by  two publications, one of which works with Guterres to get the investigative Press roughed up and thrown out of the UN.

The faux expose concerns UNRWA and the murky travel budge of its Commissioner General - without a single mention of the entirely untransparent and more expensive budget of Guterres, and his concealing through censorship of that and his financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy.

Perhaps for that reason, Guterres' long vacationing spokesman Stephane Dujarric delivered up an answer for the story to one to whom, despite virtually never being at the UN except to work with Xinhua on a fraudulent prize this faux expose is probably timed to get, he and Guterres give office space along with the grateful answers.

  Here's Dujarric from late June but only published yesterday and today (Dujarric has been on vacation in France for all of July, refusing Inner City Press questions including on UNRWA) - "As he has shown in the past, the Secretary-General is committed to acting swiftly upon receiving the full report." There is no comment after this, no mention that Guterres travels more, and more murkily, and is covering up for himself, his Deputy and a range of officials including right now Colin Steward at MINURSO.

  The expose "alleges that the 'inner circle' is made up of Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl, Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell - who resigned from her post in late July - Chief of Staff Hakam Shahwan - who left the agency in early July - and Senior Adviser to the Commissioner-General Maria Mohammedi." Some allegation: it's called an organigram. Guterres' inner circle involves, never reported not by Al Jazeera, Amina J. Mohammed, harasser Fabrizio Hochschild, and the list goes on. Watch this site - Al Jazeera colluded with Dujarric to get Inner City Press roughed up in mid 2018 after Inner City Press dare cover and criticize the Guterres' regimes favoritism of Qatar's state media including giving in a private briefing in the UN Press Brieifng Room which at noon on July 26 had not questioners at all. Likewise, no one at Al Jazeera has answered any of the written questions that have been directed at them about their role in getting Inner City Press roughed up and banned from the UN. This is the UN Censorship Alliance.

  Today's UN is so corrupt that, having ordered roughed up and banned Inner City Press which asked Guterres how he spent public money, hid money connected to UN briber CEFC China Energy and the golden statue he took from killer Paul Biya of Cameroon, his spokesman's noon press briefing on July 26 had not a single in person question. Yes, the corruption of the UN system under Guterres has extended to UNRWA, the "Relief and Works Administration." There, whistleblowers reached out to Inner City Press which for its questions has under Guterres been roughed up and banned 391 days with the story below. Note that Dujarric and his deputy refused to provide any answer, given that Inner City Press also inquires into Dear Leader Guterres: "Dear Matthew Lee,  I would like to write you about the potential irregularities and corruption during the UNRWA recruitment numbered 17-FO-LB-17, Vacancy called the Deputy Director of UNRWA Affairs (Organizational Support), P-5.  This Vacancy advertised during the month of April 2017, and the part of Vacancy announcement included a rigorous definition of the qualification requirements. This included an Advanced university degree at master’s level in the following defined fields [Business or Public Administration, International Relations, Law, Finance, or Human Resources Management or related areas].  Later on, during the summer 2017, the recruitment completed and selected incumbent appointed.  I would like to attract your attention to the fact that selected candidate did not fulfill the required qualification requirements, specifically the master’s degree in one of the Agency’s organizational support broad academic fields. Vice versa, Mrs. Daniela Leinen, the incumbent selected for the post, holds a Master degree in the Literature and she is qualified as the Teacher of the German and English at the elementary school level  according to the information made publicly available by her. This seems as complete mismatch of required qualification. In addition this can be seen as eliminatory and discriminatory to the other more suitably qualified applicants whose academic credentials fulfill the vacancy requirements.   This implies a suspicion related to  irregularities and corruption in this particular recruitment. It is also undermining an overall UNRWA recruitment process transparency and fairness at all. Any such deemed and unclarified irregularities in recruitment of the United Nations officials under the Civil Servant status can undermine a reputation and cause further disruptions in humanitarian operation same as put the flow of Donor’s funding for Agency under the threat.    Thank you for your attention!"  We'll have more on this - since Guterres and his spokespeople, the lead one Stephane Dujarric vacationing in France for all of July after banning Inner City Press along with his partners who breathlessly report about busses being late in New York. The UN under Guterres has become truly disgusting, as well as dysfunctional.


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