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31 Jan 2012 10:33


World: Syria: Russia again favors Assad, bucks against United Nations resolution

  • The Western draft Security Council resolution on Syria does not lead to a search for compromise. Pushing this resolution is a path to civil war.
  • Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov • Criticizing a draft United Nations resolution which would ask Bashar al-Assad to step aside in Syria. Gatilov suggests the resolution would lead to military conflict in Syria — much like a similar resolution did in Libya. Russia, Syria’s largest ally in the current climate, has been the sticking point for the United Nations in handling the situation in Syria: Previously, they vetoed a UN Security Council attempt to condemn the crackdown in October, and they’ll likely veto the latest resolution. source

16 Jan 2012 00:23


World: UN’s Ban Ki-moon gets tough against Assad’s handling of Syrian conflict

“Today, I say again to President Assad of Syria: Stop the violence, stop killing your people,” the UN Secretary General said Sunday. “The path of repression is a dead end.” There’s no misinterpreting that. source

28 Oct 2009 20:05


World: The UN’s Secretary General condemns “shameless” Taliban killings

  • We stand by the people of Afghanistan today, and we will do so tomorrow.
  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon • Reassuring the people of Afghanistan that the UN will be there even after an attack on UN personnel by the Taliban today. The attack, which killed five and injured nine, was the deadliest attack on UN workers since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. • source