UN Secretary-General repeats call for ceasefire in Syria Brandon Gatto at 3:04 PM ET
[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Monday expressed disappointment [UN News Centre report] with an apparent lack of respect for a ceasefire request in Syria, saying that the fighting must stop for the crisis to end. While the secretary-general reminded the international community that the UN is doing everything it can to bring about a political solution in Syria, he again called on the country's warring parties to stop fighting immediately. Similarly, Ban also repeated a call to the UN Security Council [official website] and all parties to support the mission of Lakhdar Brahimi, the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States, who is also working on a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The Security Council resoundingly supported Ban's original ceasefire plea [press release] last week.
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