Security Council supports Guterres’ second term as UN chief

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The United Nations Security Council has supported Antonio Guterres’ bid for a second term as UN secretary-general, the Estonian UN ambassador, Sven Jurgenson, told dpa after a meeting of the most powerful UN body on Tuesday. Guterres called the decision a “great honour.” “I am very grateful to the members of the Council for the trust they have placed in me,” he said in a statement. “Guterres was always going to win a second term easily,” said Jurgenson, who is leading the council presidency in June. “Most diplomats in New York respect the way he handled the Trump administration, protecting the…

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