Annan says he will continue work despite alleged bin Laden threat
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today vowed to go on with his work despite a tape alleged to be from the world's most wanted man, Usama bin Laden, offering a bounty of 10 kilograms of gold for the UN leader's life.
"Obviously, we take it seriously and we will have to take precautions and then (I will) carry on with my life and my work," he told a CNN journalist at UN Headquarters in New York.
Asked if the threat would affect his work and that of his envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was among the other officials also threatened for their efforts on the Iraq situation, Mr. Annan said: "I think we need to carry on with our work. As I said, we have to take precautions and do carry on with your work and with your life. And that's what we're going to do."