UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated that there can be no military solution to the Syrian crisis, urging the international community to help end the unrest.
“What the Syrian people desperately need at this time are real solutions to the crisis that is tearing their nation apart,” Ban said through his spokesman Martin Nesirky on Monday.
Meanwhile, the UN chief shunned President Bashar al-Assad’s calls and proposals for ending the ongoing unrest in the crisis-stricken country, echoing a Western call for regime change in Syria.
Nesirky was not prepared to further clarify Ban’s stance.
The United States also wasn’t satisfied with Assad’s speech, which called for dialogue with the opposition and vowed resistance against terrorists.