UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran asked Ayatollah Khamenei, as the Muslim world leader, to help the UN resolve the regional crises.
"As a supreme leader and also religious leader of not only Iran, but also this region, you can play crucially important role," the UN chief said during the meeting with the Supreme Leader in Tehran on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in the Iranian capital.
"You have an important role to play; you have been playing in the situation in Lebanon, Iraq. I know you are very much concerned for situation in Bahrain.
"These are all the areas that Iran has been playing and will continue to play an important role," the UN chief added.
"I like to focus on one area today, on Syria. One of my main purposes of coming to meet you is to ask you to exercise maximum influence in resolving this crisis in Syria," Ban Ki-moon said.
"I think in this region, only Iran can play this crucially important role," reiterated the UN chief. [...]
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Ban asks Mr. Supreme "as the Muslim world leader, to help the UN resolve the regional crises" (Fars News:-Iran)
I wonder if he really called him "the Muslim world leader."