Ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country's political establishment.
Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday renounced his presidential ambitions in a surprise decision likely caused by political offensives from rivals and a corruption scandal involving his family members.
"I have chose to abandon my pure ambition of bringing about a change in politics, and uniting the nation", Mr Ban said.
Ban had generated interest as a top candidate to succeed Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in December over a corruption scandal, but his support in opinion polls has been falling.
There have been massive protests against Park, who will turn 65 on Thursday (February 2), recently with thousands taking to the streets demanding her ouster.
A court is now deliberating about whether to accept Park's impeachment or restore her to power. Her relationship with close friend, Choi Soon-sil reportedly led to the latter's growing influence and financial benefits. She reportedly held sway over choosing government officials, Choi's wardrobe and helped in extorting millions of dollars from South Korean companies.
Mr Ban, 72, returned to South Korea on Jan 12, after 10 years as United Nations secretary-general.
The media leapt on a series of minor blunders, for instance when he took the airport express train instead of a limo on his return to South Korea, but didn't know how to buy a ticket.
Even without announcing his intention to run, his support ratings in opinion polls had slipped to second place behind the presidential candidate for the main opposition Democratic Party, after peaking at almost 30 percent past year.
"Even if he is not in politics, there are many ways [Ban] can contribute to [the country], in the field of diplomacy", Moon said, referring to Ban's decades-long career in Seoul's foreign ministry and his 10 years as United Nations chief.
U.S. rival General Motors reports its figures next week, but it is expected to lag behind both the Japanese and the German firms. What's more, VW CEO Matthias Mueller recently said the company would no longer make volume leadership one of its primary goals.
Nightly News said, citing officials familiar with the matter, that Morgan has unexpectedly chose to step down this afternoon. During that visit Mr Trump singled out the union's president, Brandon Judd, while pointedly avoiding mention of Mr Morgan.
Trump views the wall, a major part of his election campaign, as part of a package of measures to curb illegal immigration. Those U.S.jobs could be jeopardized if trade halts along the U.S. -Mexico border, which reportedly happened when U.S.
Trump threw his weight behind Britain's exit from the European Union, saying it would be a "wonderful thing" for the country. The US-UK defence relationship is the deepest of any two countries, May said during the press conference.
With the inquiry gathering pace, party officials began to wonder whether, and how, they might replace him. The poll was carried out online on Monday and Tuesday among 974 people. "I'm confident, I'm unperturbed".
On Sunday, Jerusalem municipality announced the construction of about 670 homes in contested east Jerusalem . We can safely say that the American right-wing has not been as euphoric as the Israeli right-wing.
Albright believes she needs to show support to Muslim Americans who have felt persecuted by President Donald Trump . Albright also tweeted Wednesday that "America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds".
It was unclear how many civilians might have been killed in the pre-dawn raid in the rural Bayda province of southwestern Yemen. Other sources spoke of United States commandos taking part in the operation, but it was not possible to verify the information.
Reports say that Magic is also interested in DJ Augustin, Jeff Green, Mario Hezonja, Jodie Meeks, and Serge Ibaka. And he is close friends with Anthony, a friend who he certainly would like to help earn a championship ring.
Roethlisberger on the loss: "It's disappointing that we couldn't get this one for (chairman emeritus Dan) Rooney". It may seem a little outlandish of him contemplate his future in football, but it is not definite.
Pet snake gets stuck in woman's gauged earlobe
An Oregon woman wound up with an unwanted accessory after her pet snake chose to crawl through a piercing in her ear. Turns out Bart was hanging out on her shoulders when Glawe thought he started attacking her head.
Ayew brothers help Ghana reach semis, Egypt edge Morocco
But instead it is Egypt who progress to the last four, their bid to win the title for a record eighth time still very much alive. They are the sons of Ghana football legend Abedi "Pele" Ayew , ranked among the greatest African footballers of all time.
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