"We are not suggesting the resignation or pushing for the resignation of the secretary-general," he said. "We have worked with him very well in the past. We anticipate working with him very well in the future for the time to come."
Danforth said Annan is playing an important role in key issues such as next month's planned elections in Iraq, Palestinian elections, and attempts to resolve the conflict in Sudan.
His statement follows a series of statements from world leaders expressing confidence in Annan. In the UN General Assembly yesterday, diplomats gave a prolonged standing ovation to Annan after an address on UN reform.