March 22, 2007
Reality CheckU.N. Secretary Ban Ki Moon gets a Baghdad welcome:
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was left shaken but unhurt on Thursday on his first visit to Baghdad after a Katyusha rocket landed just meters from a building where he was giving a news conference.Think Progress has the video.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki stood calmly next to him and stayed put, even as bits of debris fell from the ceiling:
Interior Minister Jawad Bolani played down the incident afterwards, telling Reuters: "This was not a security breach. Things like this happen in Baghdad once or twice a week."Yeah, Mr. Secretary. No big deal. Just another normal day in Baghdad.
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