Killing of peaceful protesters in Syria unacceptable: Ban Ki-moon

The killing of peaceful demonstrators in Syria has been condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon on the phone

Ban Ki-moon on the phone

The Secretary-General spoke by telephone with Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, over the weekend to express his concern about the latest reports of violence against protesters.

Martin Nesirky is the spokesman for the Secretary-General.

He said the killing of peaceful demonstrators was unacceptable and should be investigated. He took note of the President’s intention to investigate and encouraged early action in this regard. The Secretary-General underlined that violence from any side was deplorable. The Secretary-General urged the release of detained demonstrators as soon as possible.”

The Secretary-General also took note of the changes announced by President Assad’s saying he was convinced that there was no alternative to an immediate and inclusive dialogue on comprehensive reforms.

Duration: 21″

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