UN Chief Calls for Political Solution in Syria
The United Nations will speed up effort to organize ASAP an international conference on avoiding military intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Deutsche Well cites UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon telling world leaders at the G-20 summit that there is "no military solution" to Syria.
He addressed them Thursday evening during a closed-door dinner outside St. Petersburg, Russia, saying the situation in Syria "has no military solution," and underscored the need for a political solution instead.
Ban urged the permanent members of the UN Security Council – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – to act because they had a "collective responsibility to mankind."
However, he stressed that any decision "should be taken within the framework of the UN Charter, as a matter of principle," the UN quotes him as saying.
The UN Secretary General explained the need of a political solution with the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Syria and the suffering of the Syrian people.
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