The UN Secretary General said “very distant” end of the war in Syria

The UN Secretary General said “very distant” end of the war in Syria

UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, believes that the end of the Syrian crisis is still “very far”. He reiterated the need for a speedy political settlement of the conflict.


The Syrian crisis, which raises the level of security threats around the world, no end of, said in an interview with Bloomberg, which was held in the building of the International monetary Fund in Washington, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), antónio Guterres.

“We are very far from the end”, — said the Secretary General of the international organization, commenting on the situation in Syria.

According to him, requires a political settlement of the conflict and the cessation of civil war, which creates instability and increases the risk of the terrorist threat.

“This threatens the lives of all of us, absolutely everywhere,” — said Guterres.

Lately in Syria has escalated to an armed conflict. It happened once at the beginning of April was the use of chemical weapons in Idlib province. According to the autopsy of victims of the attack, which was held by Turkish authorities against the Syrian population was used a chemical warfare agent (CWA) nerve agents sarin. In total, the attack killed about a hundred people, more than 500 were poisoned.

USA, Western countries, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey, was blamed for the attack on the government army Bashar al-Assad, who is also accused of using chemical weapons. Damascus, in turn. this denies the accusation.

A few days later, on April 7, U.S. Navy warships launched a missile attack on the Syrian air base of the Shirt, which, according to Washington, flew the planes, dropped the bombs with chemical warheads. In Moscow said about unproven charges against the Assad regime and called for the investigation of the incident.

In connection with the attack in Idlib France, Britain and the United States have prepared a draft resolution of the UN security Council on this incident. The countries demanded an international investigation plans the flights of the Syrian aviation and recordings that were made on the day of the attack, including the names of the commanders of the crews, flying. Russia used its right of veto and blocked the adoption of the resolution.