In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd adjusts his glasses during a speech at a pre-election rally in Mt. Druitt, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
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Australia's prime minister said Friday he vetoed a predecessor's bid for the top United Nations job because Kevin Rudd lacked the interpersonal skills and temperament to be a candidate.Turnbull confirmed the reasons Rudd gave The Australian newspaper in an interview published Friday.Rudd also said Turnbull had initially supported his bid as Rudd spent two years unofficially lobbying governments around the world to support his campaign.Turnbull declined to say whether he agreed with those descriptions.
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