UN Chief Sees Political Solution Only Way to End Syrian Crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced profound concern about the continued arms shipments to Syrian rebel and terrorist groups, and underlined that political solution is the only way to soothe the crisis in the Arab Muslim state.

Speaking at an international conference on democracy in Strasbourg, the UN chief said that “political solution is the only way out of the Syrian crisis”, and that he is “deeply concerned about the continued flow of arms into Syria”.

Ban made a strong appeal to halt the flow of arms into Syria, and warned that the Syrian crisis threatens the stability of the entire region.

The UN chief described as “extremely dangerous” escalating conflict along the Syrian-Turkish border, and warned of the negative impacts of the crisis on Lebanon.

Ban also said the UN-Arab League joint envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, would return to the region this week to continue international efforts to soothe unrests in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

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