World Bulletin/News Desk
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov as his special envoy to Iraq, where security has deteriorated.
More than 1,000 Iraqis - mainly civilians - were killed in violence in July, the highest monthly death toll since 2008, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Ban said on Monday that he was alarmed by the increased violence in Iraq that was "aimed at ripping apart the country's social fabric." He said Iraq was at another crossroads.
Mladenov, who was Bulgaria's foreign affairs minister from 2010 to 2013, replaces former German diplomat Martin Kobler, who has been has been appointed Ban's special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo.Last Mod: 03 Ağustos 2013, 13:14