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Amid COVID Lockdown in NYC UN Guterres To Fly To Germany Then Stay For UK January

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 15 – How corrupt is today's United Nations?

Well, just as New York prepares to go into another COVID-19 lockdown, its Secretary General prepares to fly off to Germany and the presumably to his real home in Portugal, before slipping back into New York evade quarantine rules that applies to others.

  Now UK Permanent Representative Barbara Woodward has tweeted, "My Prime Minister is looking forward to welcoming you to London in January to mark #UN75." So, "does  @AntonioGuterres  leaving NY for Germany tomorrow Dec 16, as NYC moves to COVID Pause of Lockdown, and this "London in January" mean that he'll be spending public money in Lisbon from mid Dec into January, amid the pandemic? When would he come back to UNHQ?" This has been asked publicly - no answer.

Nor to this, emailed to Guterres, his deputy Amina J. Mohammed, chief of staff Viotti and spokespeople: "  How can it be that, given the impending lockdown for COVID in NY, and the situation in Germany, that SG Guterres is flying there, instead of speaking by Zoom? When is SG Guterres scheduled to return to NY? Will he be going to Lisbon? Is that, as some surmise, the goal of the ill-considered / bad example trip?"

  During the pandemic, Guterres has already sneaked off to Portugal twice. He has allowed his UN Security to keep their gym open when all other gyms in NYC have been closed. When banned Inner City Press asked in writing about this, Guterres' spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused to answer. It is impunity. He should not return. 

From the December 14 UN transcript:  Dujarric: I have a trip announcement for you. The Secretary-General will travel on Wednesday to Berlin, where he will address the German Parliament on Friday morning. While in Berlin, he will also meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. 

Q: it's his first personal trip since March; right? 

Dujarric: It is his first official trip. As you may have recalled, he went home twice to see his family.     

Question:  Yeah. So the question is, why is it so important to go to Germany, in particular taking into account the current strict COVID measures in Germany right now... and if he's going to quarantine after his arrival back to New York?       

Dujarric: A couple of things. We may have more travel to announce. I will tell you that the way we're... travel is organised, safety is first and foremost. The Secretary‑General will be tested before leaving, as will his delegation.       This was a very important invitation on behalf... by the German Government. It's not every day that a Secretary‑General is invited to address the Bundestag. So, we've accepted the invitation.       The Secretary‑General will, of course, follow all regulations pertinent to the city and state of New York upon return when he is in New York."

   And when would that be? Is this just a pretext to spend public money to go to Lisbon, where Guterres took money from Gulbenkian which tried to sell its oil company to UN briber CEFC China Energy?

Inner City Press and its questions have been banned from the UN for 895 days by this corrupt Guterres. He should not return.


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