Political solution still possible in Syria, says Ban Ki-moon

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

A political solution is still possible in Syria where the tragedy worsens by the day, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Secretary-General Ban spoke to reporters on Wednesday on a wide range of global issues.

He said the military dynamic in Syria is destroying the country and imperilling the region.

"Civilians are paying the price and must be protected. The United Nations is doing its best to deliver desperately needed aid and to support the crushing burden of more than a million refugees on Syria's neighbours. The prospects may seem dim, but I remain convinced that a political solution is possible. This is the only way to end the bloodshed and bring about a new and democratic Syria."

Secretary-General Ban said the United Nations will continue to push for a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

He added that he remains focused on his fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and his team of experts is waiting for the Syrian government's consent.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1'16"

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