CNN: “Ending a five-month standoff over a controversial nomination, President Bush on Monday used a recess appointment to name John Bolton the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.”

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan reacts: “We look forward to working with him as I do with the other 190 ambassadors and we will welcome him at a time when we are in the midst of major reform. I think it is the president’s prerogative, and the president has decided to appoint him through this process.”

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